This week Congressman Duncan from Tennessee introduced H.R. 2645 (Forbidding Advertisement Through Child Exploitation Act of 2013). The FACE Act prohibits social media providers from using self-images uploaded by minors for commercial purposes. A few states have laws similar to the FACE Act. However, this new bill if enacted into law would not trump those state laws.
To date, some social media providers have used images of underage users in paid advertisements after the children “liked” a product, brand, or store on the site. According to Congressman Duncan, “Limiting the amount of outside attention a child’s social media profile receives makes them less vulnerable to predators.”
h/s tip Shear on Social Media Law