Court upholds Texas law that puts a stop to Big Tech’s censoring

The Daily Wire reports that a federal court has just upheld a Texas law that stops Big Tech from censoring political viewpoints on social media platforms. 

This has to do with Texas House Bill 20, which was passed and signed into law in 2021.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) website states that “House Bill 20 prevents social media companies with more than 50 million monthly users from banning users simply based on their political viewpoints.”

The website continues:

The law also requires several consumer protection disclosures and processes related to content management on the social media sites to which the bill applies. These sites must disclose their content management and moderation policies and implement a complaint and appeals process for content they remove, providing a reason for the removal and a review of their decision. They also must review and remove illegal content within 48 hours. House Bill 20 also prohibits email service providers from impeding the transmission of email messages based on content.

 

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