Oh, Snap: US senator proposes 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 in the U.S. senate on Tuesday, seeks to curb the excessive use of social media, due to the banning of Snapchat, it is Snapstreak feature, which encourages users to submit photos to the app at least once per 24-hour period.

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 business, the Missouri Republican said in a statement.

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 the website to ask for in order to recover from the loss of streaks which may have gone wrong.

Don’t respond to a request for comment.

Michael Beckerman, president and CEO of the Internet Association, a trade group whose membership includes Snap, said the companies in a Module are to be invested in the promotion of the ‘common experiences’ and that policy proposals should be evidence-based.”

Critics of the feature say it pushes out to users, often teens will 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,” Hawley said.

Snapchat is the number of daily active users rose to 203 million during the second quarter of 190 million euros in the previous quarter, Right, said last week. Snap up the shares fell 3.2% to close at $16.93 on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday.

Report by Bryan Pietsch in Washington; Editing by Steve Orlofsky and Matthew Lewis

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