Florida asks SCOTUS to overturn Big Tech 'censorship' ruling

Florida asks SCOTUS to overturn Big Tech 'censorship' ruling

Florida is asking the United States Supreme Court to protect Florida’s social media “deplatforming” law after appeals courts issued conflicting rulings.

Attorney General Ashley Moody filed an appeal on Wednesday asking the Supreme Court to overturn a ruling from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, which in May ruled Florida’s law unconstitutional on the basis that the First Amendment likely protects a social media company’s right to moderate the content on its platform.

However, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a conflicting ruling just last week over a similar Texas law, putting the issue on a path destined for the nation’s high court.

Florida’s law (SB 7072) would require social medi...

Full story at Florida Politics

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