Senate panel approves social media limits; lawmakers warned of legal challenge


A Senate committee on Thursday approved a bill banning social media companies from limiting content, legislation that a top deputy for the attorney general warned could draw a legal challenge on constitutional grounds.

The Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee advanced the bill backed by the panel's chair, Republican Sen. Mike Thompson, and Sens. Mark Steffen and Alicia Straub.

The bill would ban social media companies from limiting any content that does not pertain
to obscene, lewd, excessively violent, harassing or objectionable content.

The committee split . . .


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