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OK state senator proposes "Social media censorship" bill

Posted at 7:24 AM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-14 13:33:34-05

NORMAN, Okla. — An Oklahoma state senator filed a new bill targeting social media websites on Wednesday.

Senate Bill 383 would punish social media websites, like Facebook or Twitter, who purposely "deletes or censors a social media website user's political speech or religious speech," or uses an algorithm to suppress political or religious speech.

The bill also states, a social media site cannot use a user's "alleged hate speech as a basis for justification or defense to the action against the social media website at trial."

State Senator Rob Standridge of Norman filed the bill on Jan. 13th. The bill also states a social media site could owe $75,000 per infraction, if passed.

CLICK HERE to read proposed Senate Bill 383 in full.

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