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Texas Law Will Make Facebook, Twitter ‘Unacceptable,’ Groups Say

NetChoice and the Computer & Communications Industry Association made the argument in a Thursday filing in their suit challenging the law in federal court in Austin. Facebook, Twitter and Google are members of both groups.

The trade groups said the law would cost Facebook, Twitter and YouTube advertising revenue because they would be forced to distribute content that would render the sites “useless” to consumers. They also warned that social-media companies would be forced to disclose details of their existing programs for filtering out hate speech, providing “a roadmap for scammers, spammers, predators, and criminals to evade the platforms’ moderation.”