Murthy exploits moral panic over social media to promote new censorship initiatives

Source: Axios

“U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy issuing a warning today that social media poses a threat to kids’ mental health, escalating calls for new [political grandstanding] aimed at minors. The advisory adds to [fake concern] over the effects of excessive use and harmful content, which has been blamed for consequences ranging from disrupting kids’ sleep to promoting suicidal thoughts. Murthy told Axios he’s calling on policymakers, platforms and parents to create safe [sic] limits. He’s previously said he believes age 13 is ‘too early’ for kids to join social media.” (05/23/23)