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Federal judge temporarily blocks Texas’ law regulating social media

The industry groups — NetChoice and the Computer and Communications Industry Association — had argued the argument doesn’t stand because there are many ways for information to be distributed online aside from social media platforms, precluding the companies from being considered common carriers.
Steve DelBianco, the president and chief executive of NetChoice, said HB 20 “would unleash a tidal wave of offensive content and hate speech crashing onto users, creators, and advertisers.”
“America’s judicial system protected our constitutional right to free speech today by ensuring the politically motivated Texas law does not see the light of day and force Americans everywhere to endure racial epithets, aggressive homophobia, pornographic material, beheadings, or other gruesome content just to scroll online,” DelBianco said in a statement.