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In Texas clash with Silicon Valley, traditional press freedoms at risk

In each of the two cases — NetChoice v. Paxton and Twitter v. Paxton — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton finds himself opposite tech industry plaintiffs challenging the state’s efforts to mandate its preferred theory of neutrality online. NetChoice deals with a Texas statute, HB 20, that prohibits large platforms from “censoring” any user on the basis of their viewpoint and requires detailed disclosures about the way covered sites curate content. As Texas Gov. Greg Abbott made express in signing the legislation, the bill was passed to respond to what Texas officials see as “a dangerous movement by social media companies to silence conservative viewpoints and ideas.”

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