The Washington Post reports:
Florida’s attorney general on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to decide whether states have the right to regulate how social media companies moderate content on their services, a move that sends one of the most controversial debates of the internet age to the country’s highest court.
The petition is a response to a decision by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this year that major provisions of a Florida social media law violated the Constitution’s First Amendment. The law would bar companies from banning politicians from their services.
The Florida attorney general incorporated in the petition a recent conservative victory in the 5th Circuit of Appeals, which upheld a Texas law that bars companies from removing posts based on a person’s political ideology.
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruling that blocked Florida’s law conflicts with a 5th Circuit ruling last week that allowed a similar Texas law to go into effect. https://t.co/0bcQFANIk7
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