The current New York AG, Letitia James, has clearly read Cuomo's
playbook. She's launched a campaign claiming uncensored speech on the Internet was responsible for the shooting in Buffalo in May 2022, and
she got the legislature to pass a grossly unconstitutional bill forcing anyone who runs a "social media" website to institute policies against
speech that "humiliates" or "vilifies" people, under the threat of being fined $1000 a day. "Social media" isn't clearly defined and could
include anyone who runs a Mastodon server or a website that allows
That's great news for Facebook and Twitter; the fines are less than
pocket change to them, while the prospect will silence the little guys.
I don't see any chance the law will hold up in court. There's already a lawsuit in progress from FIRE. I'm sure she knows that she can't win in court. She's playing to the people who want a censored Internet and
thinking of what she can win at the ballot box. It worked for Cuomo.
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