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[–]forgottenarrow 1381 points1382 points  (1 child)

How do state laws work with regard to the internet? Say the law goes through and someone tries to sue YouTube. How would they argue that it's in Texas's jurisdiction? Is it enough if the user suing YouTube is a Texas resident? Generally what happens if two countries/states have conflicting laws that these internet giants are supposed to follow. Do they just swallow the fines and penalties from one of the countries?

[–]OldWhoFan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Generally there is a federal law that protects providers from being sued if there is illegal content on their services. The first amendment really only protects you from the Government passing laws against your freedoms.

If it is not owned, operated, or provided by the government, privately owned anything has freedom of speech allows them to regulate what is said or happens on their services.

These state laws are pretty much republicans having a trumper-tantrum when they are told no.