Texas law would allow users to sue social media companies for account ban

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill Thursday to allow residents to sue social media companies if their content or accounts are banned on their platforms, a move that occurs since a Similar legislation in Florida remains at a legal limit following the ruling of a federal judge.

Mr Abbott, a Republican, said the House Bill 20 would prevent companies from banning users based on their political views and would allow residents in the state to sue companies for restoring accounts. they consider unfairly removed. The legislation is aimed at platforms with at least 50 million monthly users in the United States, which would include those such as Twitter Inc. , Facebook Inc. , and Google YouTube, among others.

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