Content Moderation

07/12/2021

NetChoice Opposition to Texas SB 5

Steve DelBianco
Steve DelBianco President and CEO
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NetChoice opposes SB 5, primarily because it would be set aside because it violates the First Amendment of the US Constitution.

But if SB 5 were to somehow be enforceable, it would produce consequences its sponsors and conservatives would abhor:

  • 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.

In the attached testimony, we explain why SB 5 would be set aside for violating the First Amendment.  Then, we describe the unintended but likely consequences if the law were to survive constitutional challenges.

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