Gov. Abbott Announces Legislation To Ban Social Media Censorship in Texas from -The Bongino Report » Feed by Matt Palumbo Sat Mar 06 2021 Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) held a press conference Friday to discuss new legislation that would prohibit social media companies from censoring viewpoints. The governor was joined by state Sen. Bryan Hughes to discuss his bill, Senate Bill 12, which "will help prohibit social media companies from censoring Texans based on the viewpoints they express." "Conservative speech will not be canceled in the state of Texas," Abbott said. "We see that the First Amendment is under assault by the social media companies, and that is not going to be tolerated in Texas." Abbott said there is "a dangerous movement" to silence conservative ideas and religious beliefs spreading nationwide. He accused social media companies of engaging in that effort to silence conservatives through their content moderation policies. "Senator Hughes' bill, Senate Bill 12, protects Texans from being wrongfully censored on social media, making sure that their voices are going to be heard and not canceled or silenced," he continued. He said websites like Facebook and Twitter have "evolved" into a "modern-day public square" but complained that those platforms have begun controlling the flow of information. "They are choosing which viewpoints are going to be allowed to be presented," he said. "Texas is taking a stand against Big Tech political censorship: We're not going to allow it in the Lone Star state." "Free speech is that uniquely American right, isn't it? The right to hash things out, to hear views that we may not like, because we want to get to the truth, we want to get to the right place. We're not afraid of debate," Hughes said. He added, "It's sad that we have a handful of people in America today who want to control the town square, want to control social media, and want to enforce silence. If you have a viewpoint different from theirs, they want to shut you up. That's not the American way and that is not the Texas way." Hughes' bill would declare that social media platforms "are central public forums for public debate." The bill would prohibit social media platforms from censoring a user or their posts or prohibiting a user from making a post based on their viewpoint. "This bill will give Texans a right to get back online when they're mistreated in that way," Hughes said. Last month, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis became the first Republican governor in the nation to announce his support for legislation cracking down on Big Tech. The bill DeSantis unveiled would go farther than the Texas bill, requiring social media platforms to give notice and disclosures about changes to their content standards or terms of service, giving users the ability to opt out of algorithms used on the platform, and ensuring that content moderation policies are applied equally to all users. The Florida bill would also impose fines and penalties for social media websites that interfere in elections by deplatforming candidates for office or using their technology to boost or suppress one candidate over another.
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The quality of a student’s writing would not help or hinder their course grade. “This book focuses on one kind of grading contract, one that calculates final course grades purely by the labor students complete, not by any judgments of the quality of their writing,” Inoue writes. “While the qualities of student writing is still at the center of the classroom and feedback, it has no bearing on the course grade.” Near the beginning of the document, the author admits that the theory of “labor-based” grading is rooted in critical race theory. Critical race theory is the idea that America is rooted in racism as are the systems of modern American society. Critical race theory contributed to Inoue’s idea that ranking things is a system rooted in racism. Because grading is a form of ranking, grading must also be a racist idea. 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According to the author, holding students to that standard is racist. “The traditional purposes and methods used for grading writing turn out to be de facto racist and White supremacist,” Inoue writes. “Grading by a standard, thus, is how White language supremacy is perpetuated in schools.” Teachers who use regular grading systems and ask all of their students to use proper English in English class are also deemed racist to the author. The author does not dub them “bad people,” just people who directly contribute to society’s alleged “racist status quo.” “In our current society and educational systems, regardless of who you are, where you came from, or what your intentions or motives are as a teacher, if you use a single standard to grade students’ language performances, you are directly contributing to the racist status quo in schools and society,” Inoue writes. 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At one point, Inoue goes as far as to call upholding grading systems a “slave-making mechanism.” “All the ways we judge language, even by well-intentioned teachers, are almost always racist and slave-making, almost always White supremacist,” Inoue said. The author justifies this claim with the example that white students get ahead in English class because they allegedly have an “unearned privilege” of speaking proper English. According to his blog, Inoue identifies as a Japanese man because his father is of Japanese descent, though he was born in Hawaii. His mother is white with links to Eastern Europe. He received both his bachelor’s and his master’s degrees from Oregon State University and his Ph.D. from Washington State University. In an anecdote, Inoue claims that he lived in an “explicitly racist world” because he got a B in an English class while getting A’s in other, more advanced, classes. 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