After Taylor Swift Concert Ticket Fiasco, Texas Lawmakers Act

A Texas lawmaker’s daughter was blocked from buying Taylor Swift concert tickets due to bots. Now, Texas lawmakers aim to ban bots for buying too many tickets. Rep. Kronda Thimesch sponsors House Bill 2444. The GOP lawmaker says bots cause ticket sale disruptions. Scalpers use bots to buy more tickets than are allowed, something Thimesch saw firsthand as she tried to get her daughter tickets to see Swift.  A new law would ban using technology to bypass ticketing security measures. The bill includes civil penalties and fines for violators, enforced by the attorney general.