Texas is doing A LOT of things right!
Whether it be the launch of Operation Lonestar, or giving the buck to a guy who stole the oval office, Texas is doing it right.
Greg Abott has continued to serve the interests of Conservatives everywhere by introducing a bill which would make it illegal to censor social media.
I have said it time and time again, we NEED this. The amount of anti-conservative, and anti-american rhetoric has reached record levels.
People are afraid of what might happen to them if they come out of the closet…….that’s right. Many of our conservatice brothers and sisters are closeted right now.
I am not saying the social media companies caused this, I am saying that they were absolutely instrumental in it happening.
Take a look:
ABC News 7 Amarillo reported:
“They are controlling the flow of information — and sometimes denying the flow of information,” Abbott said at a press conference in Tyler. “And they are being in the position where they’re choosing which viewpoints, are going to be allowed to be presented. Texas is taking a stand against big tech political censorship. We’re not going to allow it in the Lone Star State."
Abbott was joined by state Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, who is sponsoring the measure and chairs the powerful Senate State Affairs Committee.
Senate Bill 12 would prohibit social media companies — including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube — from blocking, banning, demonetizing, or otherwise discriminating against a user based on their viewpoint or their location within Texas.
The Texas Tribune had more:
It would apply to anyone who lives in, does business in or has social media followers in Texas. Under the proposal, a person who feels they’ve been wrongly barred from a platform can file a claim in court. The Texas attorney general can also bring a claim on a person’s behalf. If a social media company fails to comply, the bill stipulates that the court can impose “daily penalties sufficient to secure immediate compliance.”
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who presides over the Texas Senate, has identified the bill as one of his 31 priorities for this legislative session. Hughes filed a similar bill in 2019 that won Senate approval, but died in committee in the state House.
Facebook, Twitter and Google, which owns YouTube, did not respond to requests for comment.
TechNet, an industry association, said removing content restrictions could open the way for children to be exposed to “harmful content of ill-intended users online.”