“The big reason for all of these laws across the board is to try and harm Big Tech companies. It’s very obviously about that,” said Shoshana Weissmann, a tech policy expert with the R Street Institute, a libertarian think tank.

She added that the “malice against tech companies” would hurt smaller tech companies and social media startups that cannot afford to comply with the complicated new rules and regulations outlined in the anti-censorship bills. Social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter would not be disadvantaged, though, Weissmann said, and such bills would only help them to be more dominant.

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