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. This statute applies to all social media companies that have more than 50,000,000 monthly users. It goes into effect on December 2. 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 discriminately”
“Texas passed a law prohibiting Facebook, Twitter & Google from removing conservative viewpoints,” Abbott tweeted. “They sued us. A federal judge has granted Texas permission to request internal documents regarding how they moderate content. 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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