SB 6-C — Social Media Platforms
by Senator Bradley
This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.
Prepared by: Community Affairs Committee (CA)
The bill amends the definition of “social media platform” as it pertains to the application of SB 7072, passed by the Legislature during the 2021 Regular Session and signed into law on May 24, 2021.
SB 7072 (2021) addressed some concerns related to social media platforms. Among other things, the bill created s. 501.2041, F.S., which provides that social media platforms must apply uniform standards, notify censored or deplatformed users, allow users to make certain choices, ensure posts by or about candidates for office in Florida are not shadow banned, and ensure that journalistic enterprises are not censored or deplatformed.
The definition of “social media platform” in s. 501.2041, F.S., specifically excludes any information service, system, Internet search engine, or access software provider operated by a company that owns and operates a theme park as defined in s. 509.013, F.S.
The bill removes the theme park exclusion from the definition of social media platform in s. 501.2041, F.S.
If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect upon becoming law.
Vote: Senate 24-15; House 70-38