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Bill Proposed To Protect Online Comments

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.- One local state lawmaker has filed legislation in hopes of better protecting Tennesseans online.

On Friday, Germantown representative Brian Kelsey filed legislation to protect the privacy rights of readers who comment on online news articles. The bill, Senate Bill 106 shields news organizations from having to reveal any identifying information about folks who post comments online.

The bill comes after the Shelby County Commission filed a subpoena in federal court asking for the names of those who commented on an article posted by the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

A judge later denied that request.

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