A Texas law that prevents major social media companies from censoring users based on viewpoint was reportedly upheld by a US appeals court a day earlier. It is said to be a blow to tech industry groups who say the measure will make platforms bastions of dangerous content. The current Texas law was passed by the state’s Republican-led legislature and signed by its Republican governor. Some tech groups had challenged the law and lost in a recent ruling.
According to a recent report by Reuters, a Texas law prevented major social media companies from censoring or banning users based on viewpoints. maintained A day earlier by the US Court of Appeals.
As mentioned earlier, this is said to be a blow to tech industry groups who argue that the measure will turn platforms into bastions of dangerous content.
The law was passed by Texas’ Republican-led legislature and signed by the state’s Republican governor.
Of note, some tech groups like NetChoice and the Computer and Communications Industry Association, which count as meta platforms Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet’s YouTube as members, challenged the law and found themselves on the losing end of a recent ruling.
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