After Twitter and Facebook unilaterally decided to block the President of the United States, and purge and censor tens of thousands of users across America, Republican lawmakers have had enough. They are introducing new legislation that would allow individual users to sue social media over certain restrictions.
“I drafted it in December and things have only gotten worse,” North Dakota State Rep. Tom Kading, the lead sponsor of the bill, told “Fox & Friends” Saturday.
“I’m frankly shocked at what’s happening to our country and censoring does not create unity, it does not help the situation of division in our country, and it does not de-escalate the situation,” Kading said. “All it really does is make those who have been silenced dig in deeper and be more suspicious of what’s going on.”
The bill states that social media sites would be liable in a civil lawsuit for damages to a North Dakota resident “whose speech is restricted, censored, or suppressed,” as long as it is not “obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable.”