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funturistic [S] 10 points ago +10 / -0

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.

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.”

Michalusmichalus 7 points ago +7 / -0

Good. That should help them go down faster. Especially since their fact checkers were just political policing.

funturistic [S] 5 points ago +5 / -0

How about instagram and youtube if you had anything to say, wondering about the vaccine and people would have their accounts shut down. Would they be able to say those things after this?

SicilianOmega 2 points ago +2 / -0

A plain interpretation of the law as you quoted it would suggest "yes". But judges have arbitrary power to interpret the law as they see fit, as long as no higher court overturns them. So if enough judges agree that "medical misinformation" is not covered by the definition of "expression", then suddenly you can't say those things and Big Tech can keep right on censoring.

Zap_Powerz 4 points ago +4 / -0

Medical misinformation

Historical misinformation

Scientific misinformation

Political misinformation

Religious misinformation

Technological misinformation

emotional misinformation

Everything the Government doesnt like can be labeled misinformation and then the government tells the tech companies what to censor (through back channels, of course, have to keep up the separation between private business and government doing the censoring of free speech.)

BidenLikesMiners 2 points ago +2 / -0

bUbUT thE coMpAnY hAs FrEe SpEcH tO cEnSoR YoU!!!! - shitlibs everywhere

Granite_Pill 2 points ago +2 / -0

Reminder that anyone posting non-archived links to woke globohomo news sites is a shill farming clicks.

ShitComment 1 point ago +1 / -0

Alex Jones has entered the chat.

TheTurbot 1 point ago +1 / -0

Ok but how do you sue them over this? What would be rewarded?!? How do they value this?!

FuckChinaLongTime 0 points ago +1 / -1


So we all agree that censoring people is wrong?

escalation 1 point ago +2 / -1

Only when it's people I agree with already

T. Average user here

NooneFor2024II -2 points ago +1 / -3

I am torn on this; if they are truly REAL privately-owned companies running the sites or sites ran by private individuals than the Govt shouldnt be getting involved and nor should we the people want them to.

If they are Govt projects like Fakebook or truly are platforms ran by/dominated by/funded by mainstream media then it is a different story and those sites should not be restricting free speech.

escalation -8 points ago +2 / -10

I love it when small government conservatives use the long arm of big government to interfere with the will of private businesses because their fee fees get hurt

SicilianOmega 9 points ago +9 / -0

Those "private businesses" have been acting as extensions of the government, using their alleged privateness to help politicians bypass limits on governmental power.

Zap_Powerz 9 points ago +9 / -0

Youre wasting your time with a shill friend.

Granite_Pill 2 points ago +2 / -0

Facebook came from DARPA and was started with seed money from a known CIA front company. I'd argue Facebook is part of the globohomo intelligence apparatus.

escalation -4 points ago +2 / -6


SicilianOmega 8 points ago +8 / -0

Facebook is really DARPA LifeLog, for one thing. The Snowden leaks revealed that Big Tech is really a Federal intelligence operation. Then we saw a non-government-aligned social media company get taken down because a Senator asked that it be taken down.