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State urges judge to reject tech industry arguments against new social media law

The law, which is scheduled to take effect July 1, seeks to prevent large social-media companies from barring political candidates from their platforms and would require companies to publish standards about issues such as blocking users. The industry groups NetChoice and the Computer & Communications Industry Association filed a lawsuit on May 27 and are seeking the preliminary injunction, contending that the law would violate First Amendment rights and harm companies’ efforts to moderate content.