Proposal To Ban Infinite-Scroll and Auto-Playing Videos

I can’t say that I enjoy endlessly scrolling to find content on a website or the annoying auto playing audio when you open up a webpage, however Sen. Josh Hawley might disklike it more then most. On July 30th, 2019 Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced a bill to ban infinite-scrolling and auto playing videos.

The ban appears to take a stab at social media, in which he describes as “exploitative” practices.

The business model for social media companies is to “capture as much of their users’ attention as possible,” the bill says, and the interfaces platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and Snapchat use to exploit the human brain “interfere with the free choice of users.”

To read more about this topic visit Arstechnica’s post.