Oh, Snap: the Senate proposes a bill to ban Snapchat ‘Snapstreaks’

The Snapchat app logo is seen on a smartphone in this photo illustration September 15, 2017. REUTERS/dado Ruvic/Illustration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bill introduced by a Republican senator from the u.s. on Tuesday, seeks to curb the excessive use of social media can be used due to the banning of Snapchat, it is Snapstreak a function between the elements of the other social media networks.

The provision to the prohibition of the streak feature in Snap, Inc. ‘ s (SNAP-in.N) is the photo-sharing platform, Snapchat is the part of the Senate, Josh Hawley, “the Social Media” Addiction Reduction Technology (SMART) Act, the” ban “is addictive, and misleading techniques through the use of social media in companies, a statement said.

The Snapstreak function returns the number of days you are a Snapchat user, it has continually sent the photos to someone else. If a line is going over a period of 24 hours, it disappears from the user of the application. Some of the users are committed to their teeth, that Snapchat) is a form on its website, in order to recover from the loss of streaks which may have gone wrong.

Don’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Critics of the feature say it is pushed by the user, often a teen has become addicted to the app.

Snapchat was one of the “most damaging” to social media networks and young people’s mental health by 2017, a study by the London-based Royal Society for Public Health.

The bill also would ban infinite scrolling and autoplay features that make the user with an endless supply of content. Social media should be a natural stopping points,” the Missouri senator’s statement said.

Report by Bryan Pietsch; Editing by Steve Orlofsky

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