HB 20, a new Texas law, prohibits social media platforms with more than 50 million users in the U.S. from moderating content on the basis of “viewpoint.” It creates a catastrophic new liability for tech platforms serving Texas, which the law says cannot be excluded from service. This is headed for SCOTUS.
At the heart of the matter is a profound lack of understanding about what a website is, what an internet service provider is, what a common carrier is, and what world we actually live in. Read about this case and tell me how it is possible that (in 2022) our legal system lacks the intellectual framework to discuss Al Gore’s “information superhighway.”
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