Content Moderation

06/15/2021

Ron DeSantis dubs Big Tech bill state’s most interesting legal battle

Carl Szabo
Carl Szabo Vice President and General Counsel

Lawyers representing the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) and NetChoice, two internet interest lobbying associations that partner with Twitter and Google and others, have filed a lawsuit in federal court arguing the law is a violation of their clients’ First Amendment right to control what appears on their sites. The act violates the First Amendment by compelling social media companies to host “highly objectionable or illegal content” and punishing them for taking action to block or hide content, the groups argue.

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