Senate OK’s bill to protect minors from online harassment

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – It would be a crime in Kentucky to spread personal information of a minor online with the intent to harass, abuse or frighten under a bill the Senate passed.

The bill was passed by a vote of 30-6 on Monday and now goes to the House, where a similar measure died last year.

The bill’s sponsor is Republican Sen. Chris McDaniel.

The legislation stems from an interaction between Kentucky teenager Nick Sandmann and a Native American activist that went viral in early 2019.

McDaniel says Sandmann was the target of a barrage of social media comments after the interaction in Washington, D.C., was posted online.

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