In this article, you will get to know everything about Gavin Newsom Social Media Bill. The Governor of California introduced this bill to protect citizens from false information, hate, and conspiracies that spread on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, WhatsApp, and others.
The A.B. 587 bill explains that social media companies’ authorities would have to post their policies on social media about the consequences a user might face if they post or share any false information, hate speech, harassment, and extremism towards a specific community on their social media platform.
Gavin Newsom Social Media Bill – Explained
Gavin Newsom Social Media Bill is to prevent people from getting or sharing any false information on their social media. Cyberbullying, hatred, spreading conspiracy theories, and harassment have become very common on social media, and therefore the bill was introduced.
The bill A.B. 587 also mentioned that the social media companies would have to provide report files twice a year to the state’s attorney general’s office and hence would make known their policies on false information, hate speech, harassment, extremism, and conspiracy theories.
Gavin Newsom Social Media Bill also mentioned that the state’s attorney general’s office would have to provide the reported files to get authorized the facilities available in a searchable depository to the public on their official webpage. “California will not accept it as social media is weaponized to spread hate and false information that threaten our society and foundational values as a country,” said Governor Newsom.
Who First Introduced Social Media Bill?
The social media bill was first introduced by State Representative Jesse Gabriel and was supported and authored by a group of state representatives, including Buffy Wicks, Jordan Cunningham, Henry Stern, Richard Pan, and Scott Weiner, who are state senators and democrat supporters.
A new law was also introduced along with the bill, California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act; the act required social media companies to consider children’s mental and physical health as the majority of users of social media are minors.
In an interview, Gabriel said, “Social media has created many opportunities, but also real threats to our young generation, to vulnerable communities, and to American democracy as we know it,” “I am grateful to Governor Newsom for signing this bill and for his leadership in protecting kids and vulnerable communities online.”
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Most Recent Bill Signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom
Gavin Newsom signed many bills to protect the community and maintain a healthy society. The recent bills are AB 98 by assembly member Ash Kalra; the bill explained to expand the existing release for fully enclosed arenas in the City of San Jose to include the soon-to-be-opened Tech CU Arena from a section in California’s “tied-house” law, which prohibits advertising arrangements between retailers, wholesalers, and manufacturers of alcohol.
Bill AB 524 by assembly member Freddie Rodriguez introduced that students in North America would be required to provide information not only grades, social services, and money raised to intuition for high learning. His bill also mentions that hazing and sexual assault are illegal on campuses, but they are not fully prevented. Institutions need to take serious action to prevent this from happening on education campuses.
Other bills that were signed were AB 1323 by assembly member Matt Haney, AB 1330 by assembly member Chad Mayes, AB 1672 by assembly member Tasha Boerner Horvath, AB 1793 by assembly member Bill Quirk, AB 1845 by assembly member Lisa Calderon, and more.
Gavin Newsom announced that he had vetoed new bills
Gavin Newsom also announced that he had vetoed some new bills like AB 92 by assembly member Eloise Gómez Reyes. The bill mentions that preschool kids and toddlers would be given facilities like education and extracurricular services and add up a new fee structure, “family fees.” Gavin didn’t sign the bill as not all the families would accept or afford this new plan for education.
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AB 1707 by assembly member Tasha Boerner Horvath. This bill required yearly transfers from the General Fund to the Senior Citizens and Disabled Citizen Property Postponement (PTP) Fund to make sure the balance each June 30 is $15 million. The Property Tax Postponement Program allows income-eligible property owners who are seniors, blind, or disabled to defer their property taxes, secured by a lien against the property that is later repaid when the property is sold or refinanced.
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