TikTok Ban Fails In Richmond

In Richmond, a GOP-led effort to prohibit children from using the video-sharing app TikTok has been turned down. The bill, championed by Republican Del. Jay Leftwich of Chesapeake and supported by Governor Glenn Youngkin, failed to advance in the Democratic-controlled Legislature. Concerns were raised about enforcement methods, and lawmakers debated whether targeting a single company was the best strategy amidst growing parental and legislative worries about social media’s impact on youth. The bill’s lack of progress sealed its fate due to a procedural deadline on Tuesday.