From the archives: The New York Times is reporting that the New York City Council has voted to impose a ban on the use of Facebook in public spaces for one year after its residents voted overwhelmingly to impose the ban last month.
The Council also voted to ban the use, sale, and purchase of social media apps and services on July 4.
The New Yorkers’ action came after they voted to extend the ban to August 12.
The ban includes social media accounts and other sites like Instagram, Snapchat, and Vine.
According to the Times, the ban applies to people over the age of 13, who use the platforms to discuss their hobbies, interests, and even family matters.
Facebook is not listed as a service that will be affected by the ban.
The Times’ report comes days after a major social media company, Twitter, announced that it was shutting down all of its accounts in the United States and will remove users from the service permanently on July 11.
Facebook has been criticized for its failure to take any significant action to prevent the spread of propaganda and misinformation on its platforms.