Breaking: Texas Moves To End Facebook’s Censorship Of Patriots
Don’t mess with Texas. Texas is joining other red states in moving to limit censorship of conservatives for political reasons Texas Gov Greg Abbott announced on Friday. Vivek Ramaswamy told “Fox & Friends:
“Texas’s heart is in the right place, but there’s one particular issue, which is that the way that Section 230 is structured, that’s a federal law, is that it says explicitly that you’re preempting or overriding any liability that these companies might face in state courts, so, their heart’s in the right place. But in order to really deliver the right solution here, this has to be done at the federal level.”
Remember two things. Number one is that Fox News has officially joined the ranks of the liberal press and number two, our Founding Fathers had no clue about communications that we have today and therefore did not assign control to the federal government.
Any issue not directly assigned to the federal government rests with the states.
It would, however, become confusing as to how to define censorship.
Would it only apply to censorship of content created in Texas? If so, this site would qualify. Could they regulate speech from another state?
Section 230 is federal law and that would complicate things unless SCOTUS rules it’s a state’s right issue, but remember, the so-called conservative court is as solid as a handful of sand. We cannot depend on them to uphold the constitution.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced his office is working with State Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, on legislation that would “prevent social media providers like Facebook & Twitter from canceling conservative speech.”
“We filed a bill about this during the last session two years ago, it passed the Senate did not make it through the House,” Hughes told WFAA’s Inside Texas Politics in an interview on Sunday. “So the bill we’re getting ready to file will say that if a company discriminates against you, deplatforms you, blocks you, kicks you off based on your viewpoint, based on your politics, your religion, based on viewpoint discrimination, it will give you a way to get back online.”
According to Hughes, the previous bill looked at different options for how users can bring discrimination lawsuits against the social media giants.
“What we would like to do is to give any Texan who’s being discriminated against, the option to bring an action and we think that will get Facebook’s attention, get Twitter’s attention, and cause them to start treating Texans fairly,” Hughes added.
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