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Supreme Court urged to block “shocking” reinstatement of Texas social media law

May 16, 2022

Big Tech lobby groups have asked the US Supreme Court to block a Texas state law that prohibits social media companies from moderating content based on a user’s “viewpoint.”

The state’s so-called “censorship” law was previously blocked by a federal judge who ruled that it violates the social networks’ First Amendment right to moderate user-submitted content. But the law was reinstated last week by the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which granted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s motion to stay the preliminary injunction.

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