Texas Republicans overwhelmingly think the government shouldn’t force private websites to host unwanted or offensive speech.
- 61% of Texas Republican voters don’t want the government to force social media to host content that offends users.
- 59% of Texas voters believe the government should make it easier for online platforms to remove undesirable content like hate speech and spam.
- 56% of Texas voters and 54% of Texas Republicans believe social media, not the government, should decide what’s allowed on their websites.
- 74% of Texas Republican voters think the government should allow social media to remove offensive posts to make their sites more family and workplace friendly.
- 70% of Texas voters believe social media businesses have a responsibility to remove extreme, hateful, and inappropriate content from their websites.
- Of those with an opinion, 68% of Texans would not support SB 12 because it would force social media to carry foreign, state-run media like publishers controlled by Iran or Communist China.
- 44% of Texas voters would be less likely to vote for a politician that voted for SB12 if it meant hateful content, racism, nudity, and other inappropriate and offensive content could proliferate on social media.
- 52% of Texas Republicans would be less likely to support politicians who enabled the proliferation of pornographic or offensive content on social media.
- 61% of Texas voters would not support a politician that makes it harder for websites to flag or remove user-posted videos and images that are inappropriate for children.
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