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Assemblyman Bob Auth introduces the Stop Social Media Censorship Act

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Old Tappan NJ, Assemblyman Bob Auth introduced the Stop Social Media Censorship Act, creating a private right of action for social media users whose political or religious speech has been deleted or censored by social media platforms. The bill will also affect those who have been disfavored or censured by a social media’s algorithm.

“Users of social media should feel comfortable to post political or religious speech without the fear of censorship,” said Auth (R-Bergen). “Social networking platforms should not allow their algorithms to unfairly show bias and should be held accountable. It’s unfair to censor certain social media consumers for their beliefs while continuing to profit off their information.”

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