State governor Ron DeSantis banned children under 14 from having a social media account. “Being buried in those devices all day is not the best way to grow up”, he said.

Some platforms already have lower age limits, but data suggests that 19 percent of American children aged 8 to 12 still use social media daily.

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Florida's new law, the strictest in the US, obliges platforms to delete the accounts of children under 14. Failing to do so could see them having to pay $10,000 in damages to each child and face fines of $50,000.