The United States Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a Texas law prohibiting large social media companies from banning or censoring users based on their “point of view,” siding with two technology industry groups who argued that the Republican-backed legislation would turn platforms into “havens of the vilest expression imaginable.”
Justices granted a request by NetChoice and the Computer & Communications Industry Association to block the law while litigation continues.
Its passage comes as conservatives and right-wing commentators complain that “Big Tech” is suppressing their views.
The industry groups said the state’s law would unconstitutionally allow for government control of private speech.
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