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VPM Daily Newscast: April 12, 2023

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VPM Daily Newscast

The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of April 12, 2023:   

Youngkin looks to put guardrails on collection of teenagers’ online data
Reported by VPM News’ Ben Paviour

Virginia lawmakers approved legislation requiring pornography sites to verify users are over 18. Youngkin amended the bill to require verification when users under 18 years old visit most websites that collect or use their personal data.

It would also apply if they sign up for social media like TikTok or Instagram. Sites would require a government ID, credit card or signed consent form in order to verify a users’ age.

Spokesperson Macaulay Porter said the governor “is committed to empowering parents and protecting Virginia's children from dangerous material on the internet, as well as ensuring that children's data is not sold or used for targeted advertising or profiling purposes.”

City Council appoints new Richmond city attorney
Reported by VPM News

Richmond City Council appointed Laura K. Drewry as the new city attorney on Monday. She is the first woman to hold the position.

“And to work with this majority-woman council, that’s the true inspiration,” Drewry said Monday.

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