That lawsuit in Florida was filed by internet industry groups NetChoice and the Computer and Communications Industry Association. These organizations also filed the lawsuit in Texas.
“HB 20 would unleash a tidal wave of offensive content and hate speech crashing onto users, creators, and advertisers. Thanks to the decision made today, social media can continue providing high-quality services to Americans while simultaneously keeping them safe from irresponsible users and offensive content,” said Steve DelBianco, CEO of NetChoice, in a statement.
In September, DelBianco described the Texas law as unconstitutional.
“This bill abandons conservative values, violates the First Amendment and forces websites to host obscene, antisemitic, racist, hateful, and otherwise awful content,” DelBianco said in a statement. “Moderation of user posts is crucial to keeping the internet safe for Texas families, but this bill would put the Texas government in charge of content policies.”