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Gov. Abbott Promises Crackdown on Big Tech: Censoring Conservatives ‘is Going to be Illegal in Texas'

Added 03-05-21 03:34:02pm EST - “Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said at a Friday news conference unveiling new legislation that he intended to make "censoring" conservatives "against the law" in his state.” - Mediaite.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Mediaite.com: “Gov. Abbott Promises Crackdown on Big Tech: Censoring Conservatives 'is Going to be Illegal in Texas'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) goes on a big rant about big tech and says censorship of conservative views will be “against the law” in Texas soon. pic.twitter.com/NDA9ImXAIM

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said at a Friday news conference unveiling new legislation that he intended to make “censoring” conservatives “against the law” in his state.

“Big Tech’s efforts to silence conservative viewpoints is un-American, un-Texan, and it is unacceptable,” Abbott said at a press conference in Tyler, TX. “And pretty soon, it’s going to be against the law in the state of Texas.”

He was joined by state Sen. Bryan Hughes (R), the sponsor of Senate Bill 12, the legislation that would implement Abbott’s plan. “‘Censor’ means to block, ban, remove, deplatform, demonetize, de-boost, restrict, deny equal access or visibility to, or otherwise discriminate against expression,” according to the proposal.

Conservatives have taken issue with companies including Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube’s parent company, Google, for moderating political speech, particularly since those platforms removed former President Donald Trump in January.

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