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Tech firms request the U.S. Supreme Court block Texas’ social media law

Social media companies that have more than 50,000,000 active users per month are prohibited from banning members on the basis of their political views.

On Friday, lobbying groups representing Facebook and Twitter, Google, as well as other tech companies, filed an emergency request to the U.S. Supreme Court seeking to block a Texas law that prohibits large social media platforms like Twitter from banning users based on their political views.

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On Wednesday, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted the request of the state for a stay of a District Judge’s injunction that blocked the law.

This law prohibits social media companies that have more than 50,000,000 active users per month from banning their members based on political views. It also requires them to publicly disclose how and why they moderate the content.

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