The government should not have the ability to interfere with individuals' private speech on privately-owned social media platforms. The First Amendment protects individuals and organizations from government censorship and from being forced to publish information against their will. 

This legislation appeared in 2021 and 2022, and lawmakers presented it as a protection against anti-censorship. But in reality, this legislation does exactly that. While companies can regulate the content on their platforms, the government has no authority to interfere with a person's free speech on a private platform or to force media outlets – from social media platforms to newspapers to TV stations – to publish information against their will.


2023 General Assembly