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Texas bill would allow state to sue social media companies like Facebook and Twitter over free speech

The bill aims to introduce protections for users against censorship on social media platforms that advertise themselves as impartial.

Kendra Albert explains a proposed bill for prevent social media platforms from censoring users based on their opinions, and how a federal law would likely preempt SB 2373 because the bill is more restrictive.

“The federal law contains what we would call a ‘subjective standard. It’s based on whether the provider thinks that this causes problems, whereas the Texas bill attempts to move it to an objective standard,” Albert says.

Read more in The Texas Tribune


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