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New York’s Assault on Free Speech

Posted on AllSides December 7th, 2022
From The Right
Free Speech, Online Censorship, New York
Mike Segar/Reuters

New York has become the latest state to pass a patently unconstitutional social-media regulation bill. The Social Media Hate Speech Accountability Act, which went into effect on Monday, requires any social-media site that operates in New York to set up a public channel via which users can report so-called hate speech, and obliges the sites’ owners to respond directly to anyone who uses it. If they refuse, they may be fined up to $1,000 per day.

New York’s law represents a direct violation of the First Amendment. There is no such thing...

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