Illinois becomes the first state to protect young content creators, meet the teen who made it happen
Lawmakers made Illinois the first in the country to create protections for child social media influencers.Shreya Nallamothu,15, raised her concerns to Illinois state Sen. David Koehler of Peoria, who then set the legislation in motion. We talked with both of them. Additionally, we heard from a teenage influencer who shared her firsthand experience as a content creator in the digital landscape, shedding light on the significance of fair compensation for minors in the realm of social media.
State Sen. Dave Koehler
Democrat of Peoria (46th District)
Thought of the idea for the law
Teen content creator and influencer