You guessed it.
S.419 – A bill to require social media platforms to verify that all individuals who create an account on the platform are age 16 or older, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Hawley, Josh [R-MO] (Introduced 02/14/2023)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 02/14/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Josh Hawley told us all about it on social media:
There is something very interesting in the bill text:
(2) AGE VERIFICATION PROCESS REQUIRE10 MENTS.—The requirements specified in this paragraph are, with respect to an age verification process and a social media platform, that the platform require any individual who attempts to create an account on the platform to provide the platform with—
(A) the individual’s full legal name;
(B) the individual’s date of birth; and
(C) a scan, image, or upload of government-issued identification of the individual that verifies the information required under subparagraphs (A) and (B).
Dude, you can’t constantly whine on social media about social media corporations’ failings and then introduce a bill which would require their users to give those same corporations their legal name, date of birth, and a copy of a government ID.