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Re: tw.tter

Post by dyqik » Fri May 13, 2022 1:02 pm

There's a side game to all this, which is that the Federal 5th Circuit Court of Appeals is allowing Texas's law essentially banning blocking and algorithmic promotion and demotion of social media posts to stand while it is appealed.

https://www.vox.com/2022/5/12/23068017/ ... xton-texas

This means that user bans, spam filters, and maybe even paid for promoted tweets, are possibly illegal on social media in Texas. And it probably applies to email spam filters as well.

Probably SCOTUS will overrule the 5th Circuit if it ruled in Texas's favor (most of the current Justices ruled opposite to this in the recent past), but this is right wing bug bear, so who knows. (this is a very low probability, very high damage risk)

If this law did stand, every social media network would likely either have to block Texas IPs, or turn into 4Chan, destroying their value to corporations for marketing and advertising, and possibly destroying their advertising set ups.

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Re: tw.tter

Post by bjn » Fri May 13, 2022 1:57 pm

lpm wrote:
Fri May 13, 2022 11:53 am
Oh dear.
You are James O’Brian and I claim my five pounds.

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Re: tw.tter

Post by EACLucifer » Sun May 15, 2022 3:29 am

dyqik wrote:
Fri May 13, 2022 1:02 pm
There's a side game to all this, which is that the Federal 5th Circuit Court of Appeals is allowing Texas's law essentially banning blocking and algorithmic promotion and demotion of social media posts to stand while it is appealed.

https://www.vox.com/2022/5/12/23068017/ ... xton-texas

This means that user bans, spam filters, and maybe even paid for promoted tweets, are possibly illegal on social media in Texas. And it probably applies to email spam filters as well.

Probably SCOTUS will overrule the 5th Circuit if it ruled in Texas's favor (most of the current Justices ruled opposite to this in the recent past), but this is right wing bug bear, so who knows. (this is a very low probability, very high damage risk)

If this law did stand, every social media network would likely either have to block Texas IPs, or turn into 4Chan, destroying their value to corporations for marketing and advertising, and possibly destroying their advertising set ups.
This Texas law, incidentally, would likely make Twitch's decision to cut the livestream of an ongoing white supremacist mass shooting illegal.

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