On Friday, a federal judge ruled that Texas can seek files on content moderation from Facebook and Twitter.
According to BloombergTexas Attorney General Ken Paxton can request limited information from Big Tech companies regarding content moderation.
“The ruling allows Paxton to seek documents and depose employees at members of NetChoice and Computer & Communications Industry Association — but only if they’ll be impacted by the law barring platforms from suspending users over their political views. Dec. 2: The law applies to social media platforms with over 50 million monthly users. 2
Facebook and Twitter were among the companies that sued Texas over a new law requiring “free speech” online
Texas Governor Greg Abbott and former President Donald Trump are among the prominent Republicans that have called for social media reform and harsher punishments for Big Tech companies that censor content discriminatelyThey sued us.
“Texas passed a law prohibiting Facebook, Twitter & Google from removing conservative viewpoints,” Abbott tweeted. “They sued us. Texas will now be able to seek documents from the federal court regarding their content moderation. It’s about to get interesting.”
Trade groups like NetChoice argue that the law, which is similar to Florida’s new free speech law, will force platforms to allow extremist posts they themselves dislike.
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