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11/09/2021

Texas’ new social media law is likely to face an uphill battle in federal court

Carl Szabo
Carl Szabo Vice President and General Counsel

As NetChoice wrote in an announcement explaining the First Amendment problems posed by the law, “not only does [HB 20] compel private online businesses to host content they would otherwise remove or restrict, it applies ‘viewpoint-based restrictions’ to all users and specifically prevents websites from deciding based on the ‘viewpoint’ expressed in the post.

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