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Statement on the Signing of Texas Social Media Censorship Bill

Washington, DC – In response to the signing of Texas House Bill 20, IA President and CEO K. Dane Snowden released the following statement:

“The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution will prevail long after the ink has dried on this Texas law. The First Amendment and Section 230 give Internet companies the legal framework to moderate content to protect internet users from harm including hate speech, COVID-19 misinformation, terrorist propaganda, and financial scams. This new Texas law is more politics, less policy and will open the flood gates on frivolous lawsuits while obstructing attempts to make the internet a safer, more inclusive environment.”

Visit this link for IA’s recent blog post regarding Texas social media legislation.