Texas on Thursday made it illegal for popular social media platforms to ban users “simply based on their political viewpoints.”
Political conservatives have accused Facebook, Twitter, and other social media giants of stifling their voices..
“Social media websites have become our modern-day public square,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said after signing the bill into law Thursday.
“They are a place for healthy public debate where information should be able to flow freely – but there is a dangerous movement by social media companies to silence conservative viewpoints and ideas.”
The law bars social media platforms with more than 50 million users from banning people based on their political viewpoints.