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Court Deals Big Blow to Big Tech Censorship

Court Deals Big Blow to Big Tech Censorship







Last week, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans  issued a ruling  on Texas’ Big Tech censorship law that has been the constant subject of media headlines since it was signed into law by Gov. Abbott in 2021. This ruling, the most recent in a  long legal saga , upholds the law, signaling a victory for free speech proponents in Texas and throughout the country.


The Texas law challenges the blatant censorship by Big Tech when it comes to political speech. Specifically, the law established complaint procedures and disclosure requirements related to social media censorship. This law applies to social media platforms with more than 50 million active users. Furthermore, this law effectively classifies social media platforms as common carriers, contending that these platforms are more like public utilities than private publishers with editorial capacity.


Immediately after the passage of this law, NetChoice, a trade group representing Meta and other Big Tech companies, sued Texas on the grounds that the law was un

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