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heraclius33

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Honestly this lawsuit is a distraction from state level efforts to ban social media censorship. Texas's Senate passed a bill that bans social media censorship awhile ago. It was going to have a vote in the house but the Democrats in the TX state house delayed it through some form of filibustering. Luckily it will likely appear in the ongoing special legislative session that the Governor convened, as one of the key agenda items is on social media censorship. Also, unlike the FL bill, this bill applies to everyone, not just candidates or independent journalists or publications or blogs.
 

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Likeigod

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Anti censorship bills will never work

Politicians 1) have no idea what they are doing
And 2) are cucks

Any law will leave the option to censor/ban/delete "hate speech"

There is no actual set definition of what consists of hate speech therefore media outlets will continue as they are now
 

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Anti censorship bills will never work

Politicians 1) have no idea what they are doing
And 2) are cucks

Any law will leave the option to censor/ban/delete "hate speech"

There is no actual set definition of what consists of hate speech therefore media outlets will continue as they are now
The only anti-censorship bill that ever worked was and is Section 230, and it was actually intended as a pro-censorship bill as part of the Communications Decency Act.
 

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If this gets passed, it's only a matter of time before it get modified to include things like race, religon and climate change.
 
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The bill is S. 2448 for posterity. There is a PDF in the article and the important bit is
A provider of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of health misinformation that is created or developed through the interactive computer service during a covered period if the provider promotes that health misinformation through an algorithm used by the provider (or similar software functionality), except that this subparagraph shall not apply if that promotion occurs through a neutral mechanism, such as through the use of chronological functionality.
This carveout is only operative during a health emergency. "Algorithm" is not defined and "neutral mechanism" is way too vague. Is sorting by number of posts on a forum "neutral"? Is the highlight system "neutral"?

"Health misinformation" is also vague. Does it mean going against generally accepted medical advice? Does it mean lying about medical topics? If you have something that goes against the consensus but you have evidence to back up your claim, is that also medical misinformation? Is a misinterpretation or controversial stance medical misinformation?

It's patently unconstitutional and will never pass the senate but I'm astounded how we elect 500 lawyers every other year to write laws and they cant do it correctly.
 

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It's patently unconstitutional and will never pass the senate but I'm astounded how we elect 500 lawyers every other year to write laws and they cant do it correctly.
They're doing it wrong on purpose. That's why they put this shit in the Constitution. Politicians can't be trusted with it.
 
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