Child safety advocates vow to bring back social media accountability bill

Sponsors of a bill that would have given prosecutors in California the power to sue social media companies for product designs that addict children are vowing to bring the proposal back next year. The promise comes after the State Senate Appropriations Committee blocked the bill from moving forward in its ‘suspense’ hearing Thursday, a time when bills quickly pass or die without discussion. "This is an absolutely terrible decision for kids and teens in California," said Jim Steyer, the founder of Common Sense Media, which sponsored the bill.