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12/04/2021

Federal judge blocks Texas tech censorship law

Steve DelBianco
Steve DelBianco President and CEO

NetChoice and the Computer and Communications Industry Association filed a lawsuit to block the law in September on the grounds of a First Amendment violation on behalf of Google and Twitter, according to the Texas Tribune.

In their lawsuit, NetChoice and the Computer and Communications Industry Association argued that they should be protected under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

“Under Section 230(e)(3), a state law is expressly preempted insofar as it purports to restrict good faith editorial discretion.”, the suit reads.

NetChoice President and CEO Steve DelBianco celebrated the ruling and called it a “victory for free speech” in a press release Wednesday.

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