Social Media, Commission on; established, report, sunset provision. (HB1195)

Introduced By

Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke) with support from co-patron Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Commission on Social Media; report. Establishes the 20-member Commission on Social Media in the legislative branch to study and make recommendations on the impacts and harms to citizens caused by social media platforms hosting or amplifying content that includes threats or suggestions of physical violence or danger towards citizens, institutions, groups, associations, or physical structures of the Commonwealth by studying the impact of dangerous and violent rhetoric, threats, harassment, doxing, intimidation, misinformation, disinformation, defamation, and deceptive practices and the impact of certain practices by social media companies such as algorithmic amplification and targeted advertising on citizens. The bill requires the Commission to report annually to the General Assembly on its activities. The bill provides that the Commission will sunset on July 1, 2025. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/17/2022Presented and ordered printed 22103456D
01/17/2022Referred to Committee on Rules
01/26/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1195)
02/03/2022Tabled in Rules (13-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)

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