Wonder what happens to a Facebook page when users die? So do lawmakers2/5/2013
So you’re addicted to Facebook. We know — we are, too. But have you thought about what might happen to your page (not to mention your email and other social media profiles) after you die? If you don’t leave behind your passwords, it’s not always clear, and lawmakers are discussing the timely issue. New Hampshire State Rep. Peter Sullivan introduced legislation giving the executor of an estate control over the dead person’s social networking pages. Sullivan's incentive was fueled partly by the plight of a Canadian teen who killed herself after being bullied; taunts were posted on her Facebook page after her death, and her family couldn’t stop them. Five other states have also established legislation to help monitor one's post-mortem digital footprint. [Source]
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What should happen to social media accounts after people die?