With the 2022 and 2024 elections already fast-approaching, conservatives around the country are growing nervous.
You see, the most powerful communication tools that we have as a nation exist online, but are controlled by liberal ideologues who hid behind their status as private companies in order to arbitrarily censor whomever they wish. This has led to a number of right-wing figures being unduly booted from certain platforms and, if the trend continues, it could lead to a massive liberal bias on the campaign trail.
That’s why Texas Governor Greg Abbott is so adamant about taking a stand.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed a bill that aims to stop social media companies from banning users or nixing posts based solely on political opinions — the latest salvo by Republicans, who claim that these tech giants are censoring conservative users.
The new law requires social media companies with more than 50 million monthly users to disclose their content moderation policies and institute an appeals process. It would also require such social media companies to remove illegal content within 48 hours.
Under the state legislation, users may sue the platforms to get their accounts reinstated, and the Texas attorney general would be able to file suits on behalf of users.