Florida Senate - 2021                                     SB 520
       By Senator Burgess
       20-00466-21                                            2021520__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to social media websites; creating s.
    3         364.401, F.S.; defining the term “social media
    4         website”; requiring social media websites to provide
    5         individual and business users of the site with notice
    6         within a specified timeframe that the website has
    7         suspended or disabled the user’s account; providing an
    8         effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Section 364.401, Florida Statutes, is created to
   13  read:
   14         364.401 Notice for suspending or disabling social media
   15  website accounts.—
   16         (1)As used in this section, the term social media
   17  website” means an Internet website or application through which
   18  a user creates, shares, and interacts with content, including
   19  videos, still photographs, blogs, video blogs, podcasts, instant
   20  or text messages, e-mail, online services or accounts, or
   21  Internet website profiles or locations.
   22         (2)If an individual or business user’s social media
   23  website account is disabled or suspended by the social media
   24  website, the owner or operator of the website must provide
   25  electronic notice to the user within 30 days after taking such
   26  action. The notice must be in writing and must explain why the
   27  user’s account was suspended or disabled.
   28         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021.