Texas Senate approves a invoice to battle again in opposition to social media corporations and their content material rules
BRAZOS COUNTY, TX – Social media platforms are a place where people can express their opinions as they wish.
Senate Bill 12 was passed early Thursday morning. This bill aims to hold social media companies accountable for restricting users based on their choice or sharing.
“This is definitely partisan law,” said Brandon Rottinghaus, professor of political science at the University of Houston. “It’s definitely a political law. Republicans have complained that these organizations are censoring them. There isn’t much evidence of it.” But it has been discussed so consistently, and what happened to former President Trump is really what drives this house. “
This bill is endorsed by Republican Senator Bryan Hughes, who believes these social media companies should post policies regulating content and share records of the content they remove.
“It can be used to have very little influence on political views that are expressed in public, as opposed to social media being the open medium it is supposed to be,” said Ruddy Garmendez, Junior at Texas A & M, KRHD 25 news with.
Ruddy Garmendez believes that social media should be a place where individuals can speak freely. Recently, however, these platforms have been used in both good and bad ways with respect to individuals holding political views.
“Once it is geared towards misleading people, deliberately telling lies or hate speech, either social media or the government should step in and help regulate it,” Garmendez said.
Lyndon Wilson believes that opposing views should be openly shared without regulation. He says those with different views should be open to hearing the other side in order to work together to create a better future for all.
“It is very important that we all talk about who we are for and what we are against so that we can work together. I think the way a community works is for everyone to work together to build something we’d all love to see, ”said Lyndon Wilson, junior at Texas A&M.
Companies that violate the bill would be brought to justice. But many say that this bill could have legal complications.
“These companies don’t have the same standard as the government in terms of first change protection. It is therefore not clear that the courts would view this as something that would really stick with these companies. So it’s not clear whether this is passport, legal drafting or not, ”said Rottinghaus.
According to the Texas Tribune, Facebook and Google have not commented on the issue, but Twitter has indicated that they are impartial for all users on their platform.
The bill is next checked in house with two other similar bills actually filed … but not moving forward.
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