Content Moderation

05/27/2021

Tech trade groups sue Florida over social media law

Carl Szabo
Carl Szabo Vice President and General Counsel

The lawsuit, which said the bill signed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Monday was unconstitutional, was filed by internet lobbying groups NetChoice and Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA). The groups’ members include Facebook (FB.O), Twitter (TWTR.N) and Alphabet’s (GOOGL.O) Google.

“We cannot stand idly by as Florida’s lawmakers push unconstitutional bills into law that bring us closer to state-run media and a state-run internet,” said NetChoice’s Vice President Carl Szabo. “The First Amendment protects social media platforms’ right to host and moderate content as they see fit for their business models and users.”

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