A federal appellate court temporarily halted Texas’ social media law from going into effect Wednesday while tech trade groups seek review from the Supreme Court — the latest twist in months of legal maneuvers over a statute that could upend the online industry’s business models.
Relief for tech: The ruling by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gives a brief reprieve to tech companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube as they plan to seek a Supreme Court decision against H.B. 20, a Texas law that forbids large platforms from “censoring” viewpoints.
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