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U.S. Surgeon General Wants Social Media Apps to Include Mental Health Warnings

HeadlineJun 17, 2024

The U.S. surgeon general is calling on Congress to require social media platforms to include warnings stating that their apps can cause “significant mental health harms for adolescents.” In an op-ed for The New York Times, Dr. Vivek Murthy wrote, “Evidence from tobacco studies show that warning labels can increase awareness and change behavior.”

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