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Florida’s New Social Media Law Blocked with Court’s Injunction

The Computer & Communications Industry Association and NetChoice sued the state May 27. The law strips online service providers of their First Amendment rights and compels them to host content that violates their policies and community standards, the trade groups said in a June 3 motion.

Lawmakers also unfairly exempted The Walt Disney Co. and Universal Studios—which operate theme parks in Florida—while targeting “certain technology companies, based on the belief that those companies’ content-moderation decisions are driven by an objectionable political ‘ideology,’” the trade groups said in the June 3 motion.

CCIA and NetChoice members include Twitter Inc., Facebook Inc., Inc., Google, and Pinterest.