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California allows minors to delete social media posts, with 'erase' law Published: March 3, 2014

The Mean Girl tweets, the Spring Break selfie that probably tanked a summer internship or Ivy League application … . California is now requiring social media companies to give young users the opportunity to deletes such Internet postings, according to FOX News.

The first-in-the-country law is being hailed as good step -- especially in the absence of a federal law -- toward giving under-18 Internet users a chance to remove regrettable postings and preserve their reputation.

"This puts privacy in the hands of kids, teenagers and the parents, not under the control of an anonymous tech company," James Steyer, founder and chief executive of Common Sense Media, told

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