VPM Daily Newscast: April 12, 2023
The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.
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.”
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.
In other news:
- VEC proclaims progress, but the path to recovery remains steep (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- Can Willa Cather's birthplace be saved? Home to go on market next week (Daily News Record)
- High school basketball rankings: John Marshall finishes No. 1, crowned MaxPreps National Champion (MaxPreps)
In case you missed it:
- Virginia Tech once had its own nuclear reactor (Cardinal News)
- After a behind-the-scenes career in Hollywood, Bev Wood comes home in a starring role in reviving Chase City's old theater (Richmond Times-Dispatch)