A federal judge has filed an injunction against a texas social media censorship law.
Context: The law is designed to prevent big tech platforms such as Facebook and Twitter from banning users or content based on politics.
What this means: The Daily Wire reported:
In September, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed HB20 into law. “There is a dangerous movement by some social media companies to silence conservative ideas and values,” said Abbott at the time. “This is wrong and we will not allow it in Texas.”
Judge Robert Pitman for the Western District of Texas granted the preliminary injunction and said that Big Tech companies have a First Amendment right to moderate content on their platforms.
What happens next?: Texas Gov. Abbott says he plans to appeal Pitman’s injunction.