Illinois HB 5789 (2022)

Issue: Social Media

Latest Action: Failed on January 9, 2023

Provides that a person also commits false personation when he or she knowingly and falsely represents himself or herself to be another actual person and does an act in such assumed character with intent to injure the reputation of (rather than injure) or to fraudulently represent himself or herself to the online contacts of another. Provides that a person also commits harassment through electronic communications when he or she uses electronic communication for: (1) making any comment, request, suggestion, or proposal with an intent to harass, annoy, alarm, abuse, torment, or embarrass any individual; or (2) creating a fictitious online persona or account without permission of another using another person's picture, name, or likeness with the intent to commit a fraud, emotional distress, injure the reputation of, or make contact with other personal online contacts of the non-consenting person

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Bill Status
  • Introduced
  • Passed First Committee
  • Passed First Chamber
  • Passed Both Committees
  • Passed Both Chambers
  • Enacted

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