According to recent reports, a US appeals court has upheld a Texas law that prevents social media companies from censoring, suspending or banning companies based on their views. Read the full article to learn more about this exciting news. About Texas law
“Today we reject the notion that corporations have a First Amendment right to censor what people say,” Judge Andrew Oldham, appointed by former President Donald Trump, wrote in the decision. Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who signed the bill last year, said: “Some social media companies are taking a dangerous step to silence conservative ideas and values. This is wrong and we will not allow it in Texas. Various companies oppose the law, and one of them is NetChoice. “When the US Supreme Court hears one of our cases, we are confident that it will protect the First Amendment rights of websites, platforms and apps,” said Carl Szabo, vice president and general counsel of NetChoice. Companies oppose the law because it limits their ability to prevent negative and offensive views, as well as the expression of extreme political and religious views on their platforms. A similar law was proposed in Florida, but an appeals court ruled it unconstitutional. This law has implications for all technology companies in how they process, monitor and regulate the content that users post on their websites.
Trump and Twitter
So basically during this court decision, social media companies were described as wild and violent. There was also a lawsuit that banned Trump from Twitter. This happened after a group of Trump supporters stormed the US Congress building. One of the reasons Twitter called “the risk of incitement to further violence.” Therefore, Texas law prohibits social media companies from censoring or banning anyone. This rule applies to all social media companies with more than 50,000 users.
A picture of Donald Trump with a picture of his suspended Twitter account
Source: The Guardian
Statements by companies against the law
The CCIA ruling forced tech companies to suppress all forms of speech, including extremist views. “We categorically disagree with the court’s decision. Forcing private companies to provide equal behavior with all their views on their operating systems, advertising and external extremism equally related to the right Internet users and Americans. “” God bless the United States, and the death of the United States and Texas is forced to engage in private trade with private trade. ”