China’s revamped law bans online services that ‘induce addiction’ in kids

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China is implementing stricture measures in its bid to keep kids away from addictive digital content. The state-backed news agency Xinhua reported (via Reuters) that China has voted for revamped law that will ban internet products and services…

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New tech ‘addictions’ are mostly just old moral panic

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The World Health Organization took an unprecedented step in January when it decided to include “gaming disorder” in its 11th International Classification of Diseases (IDC). Though doctors and researchers have examined the effects of heavy internet us…

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