Content Moderation

08/09/2021

NetChoice testimony opposing Texas SB 5 for hearing on August 10

Steve DelBianco
Steve DelBianco President and CEO
NetChoice testimony opposing Texas SB 5 for hearing on August 10 Download

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.

 

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