State governors, senators, and representatives in red states are introducing legislation pushing back against the perceived censorship of conservatives on social media platforms. Many of the proposed legislation introduces fines for censoring users for political speech or allows users to sue social media companies if censored, or de-platformed.

On Monday, the Florida Senate approved Gov. Ron DeSantis’ bill, Transparency in Technology Act. It now goes to the House. To follow the situation, you can review this chart of bills, which we’ll update as more information becomes available.

BillStateKey PointsLocal ArticleStatus
Transparency in Technology ActFLThe bill would allow users to sue social media companies. Companies could be fined for deplatforming a political candidate. Users can opt out of post promotion and shadow banning and political candidates cannot be promoted or shadow banned during an election.Social media crackdown clears Florida Senate, giving Gov. Ron DeSantis one of his top prioritiesPassed in Senate
Senate Bill 383OKUsers can sue social media platforms if they censor political or religious speech.Senate approves bill targeting social media censorshipPassed in Senate
Senate Bill 12TXThe bill would force platforms to disclose their moderation policies, publish reports about removed content, and allow users to appeal after content is taken down.Texas Senate approves bill to stop social media companies from banning Texans for political viewsReferred to state affairs
The Arkansas Unfair Social Media Censorship ActARThe bill would “combat cancel culture” and perceived censorship of conservative voices.Arkansas Bill Addresses “Unfair” Social Media CensorshipWithdrawn by author
Anti-Censorship ActAL“The bill would withdraw state tax abatements and other economic incentives from websites and social media companies that censor the speech of their users.”Alabama Legislature to consider bill penalizing social media companies that censor speechIntroduced
Senate File 580IAThe bill revokes tax breaks and government contracts for social media companies that restrict speech.Iowa Senate passes bill outlawing tax breaks, contracts for tech companies that ‘censor’ speechPassed in Senate
The Social Media Anti-Censorship Bill (SB187)KSThe bill would make social media companies create user agreements that don’t censor political opinion.Social media censorship legislation proposed in KansasIntroduced
House Bill 1144NDThe bill would disallow large social media platforms from censoring speech based on race, religion, or viewpoint.North Dakota House Approves Bill Targeting Social Media Companies for CensorshipFailed to pass
House Bill 1223SDThe bill would de-platformed users to sue social media platformsSouth Dakota Trailblazes With Big Tech Censorship LegislationDied in chamber
House Bill 3307WV“The bill would prohibit censorship of West Virginia political candidates on social media platforms by the companies that control those platforms.”House of Delegates Passes Bill Banning Social Media Platforms From Censoring Political Candidates in West VirginiaPassed in WV house of delegates
House Bill 323IDThe bill would allow users to sue social media companies that censor them.Rating – Social Media Censorship ActPassed
Limiting Section 230 Immunity to Good Samaritans ActNCThe bill would allow users to sue social media companies that censor them.Press Release on bill reintroductionReintroduced
Senate Bill 228UTThe bill would force social media platforms to be clear about their content moderation policies and allow censored users to appeal.Utah governor vetoes bill limiting perceived social media censorshipVetoed by governor
Senate File 100 – Internet freedom-prohibiting discriminationWYThe bill would impose penalties for the censorship of certain viewpoints on social media.Bills bring national ‘cancel culture’ v. free speech debate to WyoH:Died in Committee Returned Bill Pursuant to HR 5-4
Legislative Bill 621NEThe bill would introduce fines for social media companies that censor users.Senator seeks to fine social media giants for disabling or censoring Nebraskans’ accountsIntroduced
Stop Social Media Censorship ActMOThe bill bars social media platforms from censoring users and allows de-platformed users to sue.Missouri Legislature considers social media censorship bills following national trendIn committee
Senate Bill 196LAThe bill would allow users to sue after being censored for political or religious content.Louisiana Senate committee OKs bill to sue social media companies for deleting political, religious postsPassed in  The Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection and International Affairs Committee
Senate Bill 111KYThe bill would allow users to sue social media companies that censor them.Kentucky bill would make social media companies liable for ‘censoring’ usersIntroduced
Megan Kashtan

Megan Kashtan

Research Analyst, News Media