According to President Biden’s recent State of the Union Address, he wants to outlaw advertising and data collecting directed at children. In addition to discussing the coming conflict in Ukraine, Biden stated that it is past time to “limit targeted advertising to minors” that social media platforms use “for profit.” President Biden stated, “We must hold social media platforms accountable for the national experiment they’re conducting on our children for profit.”
“It’s past time to enhance privacy safeguards, prohibit children from receiving targeted advertising, and insist that internet corporations stop collecting personal data on our children.” The denunciation of children’s usage of social media occurred during a portion dedicated to promoting the mental health of the American people, particularly in the aftermath of the COVID-19 lockdowns and fatalities. Biden feels that social media is harming children’s mental health and wants to address the problem with a fresh round of financing.
The efforts, which appear to be sponsored by Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, came after she spoke before Congress, pleading with the government to regulate Facebook, now known as Meta. On the invitation of First Lady Jill Biden, Haugen attended the ceremony. Biden now intends to ask Congress for $5 million in funds to be added to the 2023 budget for study into the effects of social media on mental health. A “National Center of Excellence on Social Media and Mental Wellness” will be established as well, with an emphasis on the effects of social media on teenagers.
“Also, let’s make sure that all Americans have access to the mental health care they require. There are more individuals they can turn to for aid, and physical and mental health care are treated equally “the President concluded. Our First Lady and Second Gentleman, Madam Speaker and Madam Vice President. Members of Congress, as well as members of the Cabinet. The Supreme Court’s justices. Greetings, fellow Americans.
COVID-19 kept us apart last year. We’re finally back together this year. We’ll be meeting tonight as Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. But, above all, as Americans. With a responsibility to each other, the American people, and the Constitution. And with the firm conviction that liberty would always win over tyranny. Vladimir Putin of Russia attempted to undermine the foundations of the free world six days ago, believing that by doing so, he might force it to conform to his intimidating methods. However, he made a critical error in his calculations.
He believed that if he rolled into Ukraine, the entire world would fall apart. Instead, he ran against a wall of power he had not anticipated. He encountered the people of Ukraine. Fearlessness, fortitude, and resolve inspire the globe, from President Zelenskyy to every Ukrainian.
Citizens encircling tanks and obstructing them with their bodies. Everyone from students to retired teachers has joined the fight to defend their country. “Light will triumph over darkness,” President Zelenskyy said in his speech to the European Parliament. Tonight is the visit of the Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States. Let each of us in this Chamber send a clear message to Ukraine and the rest of the world tonight. Please take a moment to stand if you are able to demonstrate that the United States of America stands with the Ukrainian people. We’ve learnt throughout history that when tyrants don’t pay a price for their violence, it leads to further disorder.