LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal choose on Thursday quickly blocked Arkansas from imposing a brand new legislation that might have required parental consent for minors to create new social media accounts, stopping the state from turning into the primary to impose such a restriction.
U.S. District Decide Timothy L. Brooks granted a preliminary injunction that NetChoice — a tech trade commerce group whose members embrace TikTok, Fb mum or dad Meta, and X, previously often called Twitter — had requested in opposition to the legislation. The measure, which Republican Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed into legislation in April, was set to take impact Friday.