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Saturday, May 14, 2022

Texas residents can now sue Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for allegedly censoring their content after a federal appeals court sided Wednesday with the state's law restricting how social media sites can moderate their platforms.

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the bill is called "white people demand you host their conspiracy theories"

#1 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2022-05-14 08:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

This is the thread where free market capitalists cheer the government telling businesses what they can do.

#2 | Posted by truthhurts at 2022-05-14 08:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Would be really interesting if they just stop servicing Texas altogether to protect them costly litigation. While I'd be effected as I live in here, I do little marketing through social media. People might even finally get stirred up and get these guys out of office. Kinda of a shame this is the issue that would wake people up. All the businesses utilizing Facebook and Twitter. No more TikTok dancing. They'll do whatever they need to do to get it back.

#3 | Posted by memyselfini at 2022-05-14 09:44 PM | Reply

I can't help but ask this question: If an 18-year old White guy were to post a 100+ page manifesto on a social media site advocating the killing of Jews and Black people and even describing an attack that he was planning, and the social media company removed that post and threatened to close his account, under this Texas law, would he be able to sue the company for violating his rights?

OCU

#4 | Posted by OCUser at 2022-05-14 11:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Wow, OCU. You nailed it.

(Unrecognized) Newsworthy flag.

#5 | Posted by Danforth at 2022-05-14 11:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I can't help but ask the question: If an 18-year old black guy were to post a 100+ page manifest on a social media site challenging the efficacy of COVID vaccines and even deserve how he was going to challenge the narrative, and the social media account was removed, under this Texas law, would he be able to the sue the company for violating his rights?

Ringer of Bells

#6 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-05-14 11:24 PM | Reply

Ringer of Bells

#6 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

More like Sucker of Balls

Truth Hurts Donut

#7 | Posted by truthhurts at 2022-05-14 11:27 PM | Reply

Censoring speech is not the answer.

Ridiculous equivocations between a Hannibal Lector manifesto, which is incredibly rare, and someone who dares to challenge the established narrative about the origins of Covid is not the answer.

Allowing a killing mainifesto to be public before the killing itself might enable law enforcement to prevent it from happening.

#8 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-05-14 11:28 PM | Reply

Ive stuffed those balls in your face when dunking a basketball on your effete ass.

#9 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-05-14 11:29 PM | Reply

Ringer of dingle bells maybe.

#10 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2022-05-14 11:29 PM | Reply

Dingle berries, Laura Mohr.

#11 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-05-14 11:30 PM | Reply

Ive stuffed those balls in your face when dunking a basketball on your effete ass.

#9 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

Dude, you have had your lying POS ass handed to you by me countless times. To the point that you try to pathetically imitate me-calling people liars (when you, yourself, are a well known liar), now with trying out a sign off.

Pathetic.

truth hurts donut

#12 | Posted by truthhurts at 2022-05-14 11:31 PM | Reply

You lie constantly. Not only that you are one vicious SOB. A real nasty piece of work. I feel bad for whatever horrible thing that happened in your life to cause you to be such a vile and hateful person.

#13 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-05-14 11:38 PM | Reply

Dingle berries, Laura Mohr.

POSTED BY BELLRINGER AT 2022-05-14 11:30 PM | REPLY

Wrong side Jeff.

#14 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2022-05-14 11:40 PM | Reply

Wrong side? I am not aware the berries have a side.

#15 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-05-14 11:41 PM | Reply

They just get tangled in hair.

#16 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-05-14 11:42 PM | Reply

You lie constantly. Not only that you are one vicious SOB. A real nasty piece of work. I feel bad for whatever horrible thing that happened in your life to cause you to be such a vile and hateful person.

#13 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

You can't even come up with an original insult; what a sad, lying, vile, stupid, POS you are.

#17 | Posted by truthhurts at 2022-05-14 11:43 PM | Reply

Remember when Rcade tried moderating this site?

#18 | Posted by truthhurts at 2022-05-14 11:43 PM | Reply

#17 That's because I wasn't trying to insult you.

I feel bad for you.

#19 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-05-14 11:44 PM | Reply

Texas Censorship Law Declares War on Social Media

IOW: We want the right to provide false and misleading information to our poorly educated, gullible voters. We can't let the truth be known because we would be exposed for the morally bankrupt, anti-democratic, liars and demagogues that we are.

- Gov Abbott and the Texas GOP

#20 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2022-05-15 06:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Posted by BellRinger

Yeah, this dude's just a useless bucket of filth.

#21 | Posted by Angrydad at 2022-05-15 08:10 AM | Reply

"Censoring speech is not the answer."

So it's ok by you for someone to cry "fire!" in a crowded theater?

You obviously don't know the answer to anything.

Please don't breed.

#22 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-05-15 04:17 PM | Reply

And I bet Elon Musk is really happy to hear that once he owns Twitter he can be sued in Texas by unhappy random Twits who think they are being "censored" .

#23 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-05-16 11:54 AM | Reply

No...not Fascist at all...(cough, cough)

#24 | Posted by earthmuse at 2022-05-16 08:17 PM | Reply

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