Content Moderation

05/27/2021

Facebook, YouTube and Twitter lawsuit challenges Trump-inspired Florida law banning ‘censorship’ of conservatives

Robert Winterton
Robert Winterton Director of Public Affairs

Two technology trade groups, NetChoice and the Computer and Communications Industry Association, sued the state Thursday in Tallahassee federal court on grounds that the law it crafted to thwart alleged censorship of conservative viewpoints and voices violates the Constitution, according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by USA TODAY.

The tech industry’s lawsuit alleges the Florida law infringes on the First Amendment rights of online businesses and is preempted by a federal law that shields internet companies from being sued for how they moderate content.

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