The Texas Tribune reports:
Texas is being sued over its new law barring social media platforms from banning users over their political views by two trade associations that represent some of the industry’s biggest online companies.
NetChoice and the Computer and Communications Industry Association, which represent Google and Twitter, among other companies in the e-commerce and social media industries, filed a lawsuit Wednesday asking a federal judge to block the law.
The state cannot force platforms to host content they wouldn’t otherwise host, the presidents of NetChoice and CCIA said in a meeting with reporters. The law threatens the safety of users, creators and businesses that use platforms to reach their audiences, said NetChoice President and CEO Steve DelBianco.
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— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) September 22, 2021