The Hill Quotes Lekas on State Social Media Censorship Bills

The Hill quoted SIIA’s head of public policy and government affairs, Paul Lekas, in a piece about the rise of state legislative proposals designed to restrict the ability of social media platforms to moderate user content. Lekas explained that the bills are content-based restrictions that run afoul of the First Amendment: “The First Amendment applies to state action, and these companies are not arms of the state.” He raised concerns about state-level regulation of internet content and the risk of “a large number of class-action strike suits where harm is mostly theoretical” leading ultimately to costs that will be passed onto internet users. The article can be found here.



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