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Federal Judge Strikes Down New York’s Social Media ‘Hate Speech’ Law

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posted on Feb, 15 2023 @ 07:35 PM
They really want to shut people up who disagree with them. Now they want to pass "obscure" laws that are not well defined so that they can go after people and punish them with fines or crimes.

I am really sick of Authoritarian Progressives trying to turn the US into East Germany. You know your position is not strong if you have to try to pass laws to shut up or imprison any opposition to your rhetoric or secular cult religious beliefs.

The First Amendment protects from state regulation speech that may be deemed "hateful" and generally disfavors regulation of speech based on its content unless it is narrowly tailored to serve a compelling governmental interest.

Similarly, the Hateful Conduct Law requires a social media network to endorse the state's message about "hateful conduct".

This could have a profound chilling effect on social media users and their protected freedom of expression.

This potential wariness is bolstered by the actual title of the law— "Social media networks; hateful conduct prohibited" —which strongly suggests that the law is really aimed at reducing, or perhaps even penalizing people who engage in, hate speech online.

A federal judge issued an injunction blocking enforcement of New York’s “Hateful Conduct Law” seeking to regulate “hate speech” on social media platforms, ruling that the law is a violation of the First Amendment, which prevents the U.S. government from regulating the speech of its citizens.

“The law is clearly aimed at regulating speech.

New York’s “Hateful Conduct Law” shares similarities with California’s law requiring social media platforms to report their policies on hate speech, extremism and disinformation to the state attorney general twice a year. The bill was signed into law by California governor Gavin Newsom last year.

posted on Feb, 15 2023 @ 07:40 PM
Expect people who hate the decision to really pour on the "Hate" for the ones responsible for striking this down 🤣

posted on Feb, 16 2023 @ 12:40 AM
a reply to: infolurker

Thank goodness for small wonders. But this is just crazy we're at this point.

On the other hand, I know this crap is happening in England and Scotland, perhaps other places as well. Normally surrounding Transgender issues.

I wonder how far NY will take this thru the courts? Tyrants like this don't like to be told "no."

posted on Feb, 16 2023 @ 06:46 AM
a reply to: infolurker
Fortunately our founders pushed 1a.
Sadly the euros don’t want or appreciate the same individual freedom.

posted on Feb, 16 2023 @ 09:01 AM
There's a Rule of Anime that should be an axiom, stating that evil people have the reality lobe of their brains damaged.
They armed the berzerkers to fight the 2A United States citizens.
Either side has the ... hahaha... "masterminds" surrounded.


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