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Mexican party submits bill to allow appeals of social media account cancellations

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (AP) The party of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador presented for public comment a proposed set of regulations on Twitter, Facebook and other social media companies.

The new proposed law would subject media companies to fines of up to US$4.4 million for violating users’ right to free speech. The law would apply only to platforms that have over one million users in Mexico, apparently covering only sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok or YouTube.

The proposal would allow anyone whose account is blocked or canceled to appeal the decision. The appeals would . . .

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