Duty of Care, and other emerging norms.
The Duty of Care Campaign in the UK advocates requiring social media to protect younger users' mental health.A spokesperson for HM Government said they "have heard calls for an Internet Regulator and to place a statutory ‘duty of care’ on platforms, and are seriously considering all options" (Independent).
Instagram chief Adam Mosseri supports the legislation, saying social media companies "have a responsibility to improve," and that Instagram will do so (Telegraph). His decision was motivated largely by the death of a 14-year-old girl who took her own life after viewing self-harm images on Instagram.
The US state of Maryland's Senate voted to update the state's cyberbullying law. The law would now cover even a single act of online cruelty, not just repeated instances, and would no longer require that bullying communication be sent directly to the victim (Baltimore Sun). The ACLU says the bill goes "vastly overboard" (WTOP).