Texas bill would stop conservative speech from being ‘canceled’ online

FORT WORTH, Texas — Gov. Greg Abbott is pushing a bill that he said would bar social media companies from censoring Texans based on their views shared on the platforms. The measure comes after former President Donald Trump was blocked from Twitter following the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol. Abbott described the legislation as protecting conservative speech from being “canceled” on social media platforms. “We see that the First Amendment is under assault by the social media companies, and that is not going to be tolerated in Texas,” Abbott said at a Friday news conference in Tyler. Abbot…

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