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Introduced Senate Bill (S)

DIGEST

Censorship of digital expression. Prohibits an interactive computer service or a social media platform from censoring any user of the interactive computer service or social media platform, the expression of any user of the interactive computer service or social media platform, or the ability of any user of the interactive computer service or social media platform to receive the expression of another person, based on: (1) the viewpoint of the user or another person; (2) the viewpoint represented in the user's expression or another person's expression; or (3) the user's geographic location in Indiana. Provides for specified exceptions to the Censorship of digital expression. Prohibits an interactive computer service or a social media platform from censoring any user of the interactive computer service or social media platform, the expression of any user of the interactive computer service or social media platform, or the ability of any user of the interactive computer service or social media platform to receive the expression of another person, based on: (1) the viewpoint of the user or another person; (2) the viewpoint represented in the user's expression or another person's expression; or (3) the user's geographic location in Indiana. Provides for specified exceptions to the prohibition. Provides that an interactive computer service or social media platform that violates the prohibition with respect to a user of the interactive computer service or social media platform is subject to a civil action by the user in which a prevailing user is entitled to one or more of the following: (1) A declaratory judgment. (2) Injunctive relief. (3) Recovery of the user's costs and reasonable and necessary attorney's fees. Provides that an interactive computer service or social media platform that willfully fails to promptly comply with an order issued by a court in an action brought for a violation of the prohibition commits contempt of the court, and provides that the court: (1) may impose on the interactive computer service or social media platform any penalty authorized for contempt of court; and (2) shall impose on the interactive computer service or social media platform a civil penalty for each day the interactive computer service or social media platform remains in noncompliance with the order, in an amount and duration sufficient to secure the interactive computer service's or social media platform's immediate compliance. ... View more