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Hawley proposes video game bill

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Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, is taking aim at so-called loot boxes in video games.

His Protecting Children From Abusive Games Act would prohibit loot boxes, through which customers buy randomized assortments of digital weapons and clothing, in games marketed to players younger than 18.

“Social media and video games prey on user addiction, siphoning our kids’ attention from the real world and extracting profits from fostering compulsive habits,” Hawley said in a statement. “No matter this business model’s advantages to the tech industry, one thing is clear: There is no excuse for exploiting children through such practices.”

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