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Technology groups submit an emergency application to the Supreme Court to block Texas social media law HB 20

May 30, 2022

On May 11, 2022, the Fifth Circuit reinstated Texas state law HB 20 which allows private parties to sue tech platforms with 50M+ MAUs for their censorship of user-generated content based on “the viewpoint of a user or another person”. On May 13, technology lobbying groups NetChoice and the Computer and Communiations Industry Association submitted an emergency application to the Supreme Court asking it to block the law for violating CDA 230 and social networks’ First Amendment right to moderate such content. From Ars Technica.

United States
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Freedom of Expression