Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed the bill into state law
Texas has officially passed a new law that bans social media companies from censoring users based on their political beliefs, allowing Texans to sue Big Tech platforms for suppressing them.
Gov. Greg Abbott signed the bill into law after it was passed by the GOP-led legislature.
The measure is designed to stop social media companies from censoring users based on their political statements or viewpoints.
The bill was introduced earlier this year but was delayed when dozens of Democrat state lawmakers fled the state to deny Republicans quorum and block the passage of an election security bill.
House Bill 20, the social media bill, prevents companies from suspending users based on their politics and allows Texas residents to file lawsuits to reinstate accounts that are deemed to have been unfairly targeted and removed.
Namely, the legislation targeted platforms that have at least 50 million users, which would include Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, among others.
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