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Texas is about to pass a new law Republicans say will stop censorship of conservatives on Facebook, Twitter

Texas is on the verge of passing a new law that would crack down on social media companies Republicans say are censoring conservative speech.

The legislature passed the bill. It now heads to the desk of Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican who has publicly backed it and is expected to sign it.

The new law, passed in the final days of the second special session called by Abbott, would allow any Texas resident banned from Facebook, Twitter or Google's YouTube for their political views to sue the companies. The state attorney general also would be able to sue on behalf of a user or a group of users.

It is similar to a Florida law that was blocked by a federal judge one day before it was set to take effect.

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