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Texas has declared open season on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube with censorship law
05-15-2022, 01:21 AM
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Texas has declared open season on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube with censorship law

Texas has declared open season on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube with censorship law


Texas residents can now sue Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for allegedly censoring their content after a federal appeals court sided Wednesday with the state's law restricting how social media sites can moderate their platforms.
The 15-word ruling allowing the law, which had been blocked last year, to take effect has significant potential consequences. Most immediately, it creates new legal risks for the tech giants, and opens them up to a possible wave of litigation that legal experts say would be costly and difficult to defend.
Federal appeals court restores Texas's social media censorship law
Federal appeals court restores Texas's social media censorship law
Texas's law makes it illegal for any social media platform with 50 million or more US monthly users to "block, ban, remove, deplatform, demonetize, de-boost, restrict, deny equal access or visibility to, or otherwise discriminate against expression."

The law creates enormous uncertainty about how social media will actually function in Texas, according to legal experts, and raises questions about what users' online spaces may look like and what content they may find there, if the companies are even able to run their services at all.

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https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/13/tech/texa...index.html

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05-15-2022, 01:22 AM
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Interesting implications with this. Not sure how this will work with a private company. I suspect that this will eventually go to the supreme court.
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05-15-2022, 05:00 AM
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(05-15-2022 01:22 AM)pilgrim Wrote:  
Interesting implications with this. Not sure how this will work with a private company. I suspect that this will eventually go to the supreme court.

Being a private company doesn't mean that it can do anything it wants. There are already hundreds of thousands of pages of rules on the federal and state levels regulating what businesses can and cannot do.
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05-15-2022, 08:09 AM
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It's good that it applies to companies over a certain size and market penetration.

If this rule applies to all, then small sites could get sued. NO BUENO
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