By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 4-4-19

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), author of the Children’s Television Act,  wants to extend and expand those regulations to better cover edge providers’ kid-directed content as well.

He is unveiling the bill Thursday (April 4) at the Truth About Tech Conference, sponsored by Common Sense, which has been working with Markey on the bill, The Kids Internet Design and Safety (KIDS) Act.

The bill would limit marketing, incentivize kid-friendly content, and crack down on “harmful” content. The Federal Trade Commission would be the cop on the new kids online beat.

Common sense describes the bill as addressing “the disconnect between existing laws and today’s reality to extend vital values and protections of the 1990 Children’s Television Act to cover all media platforms and promote digital well-being.” » Read More