NetChoice testimony opposing Texas SB 5 for hearing on August 10Download
Chairman Hughes and members of the committee:
We respectfully ask that you not advance SB 5, because it:
- Exposes social media platforms to lawsuits for removing harmful content.
- Makes it more difficult for social media platforms to block SPAM messages
- Violates conservative principles of limited government and free markets.
- Violates the First Amendment of the US Constitution.
SB 5 will penalize social media platforms for moderating harmful content, generating unintended consequences we describe in the attached testimony.