To prohibit the creation and use of fake social media accounts or profiles and the sending of fraudulent emails or other electronic messages, and to require certain social media companies to remove fake or harmful accounts and profiles from their platforms.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 16th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Apr 21, 2020
Length: 11 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on April 21, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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What legislators are saying
“Kinzinger Introduces Legislation to Combat Social Media Scams”
— Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16] (Sponsor) on Apr 23, 2020
Apr 21, 2020
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Jul 22, 2021
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 4653.
H.R. 6586 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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