GOP House candidate Paul Nehlen proposes social media ‘Shall Not Censor’ legislation

On Thursday, GOP House candidate Paul Nehlen proposed a measure that would, if passed, put a major roadblock to censorship on large social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

“We need a federal law prohibiting censorship of lawful speech on major social media platforms,” Nehlen said. “It is well-known that Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube discriminate against the right-wing, as evidenced by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s recent comments. While widely heralded for those comments, they rang hollow with no suggested solution. This law is that solution. It will extend Americans’ First Amendment free speech protections onto major social media platforms.”

“We are not extensively regulating or ‘trust-busting,’” Nehlen explained, “because people generally like how the platforms perform in terms of functionality. This law will not interfere with features or functionality, so market forces will remain in play. The problem is their censorship of lawful speech. Hypocritically, the same companies that

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