New bill aims to stop federal government from pressuring social media platforms to censor

Sep 2, 2022 | Political News

Although the US Constitution’s First Amendment is supposed to protect free speech, it’s clear that some of the country’s lawmakers don’t believe that this pivotal piece of legislation is always respected or properly enforced.

And so a group of Republican members of the House of Representatives have now introduced a new bill that seemingly covers the same legal concerns as the First Amendment. But it appears that the proposed bill’s purpose is to ensure that those free speech protections aren’t violated specifically around censorship happening when the government influences giant social media companies.

While the First Amendment directly prohibits government and public entities from censoring speech, the current administration has allegedly found a workaround by getting Big Tech to “do the dirty work” for them.