A federal judge has granted Texas a huge win in a major “free speech” case against Big Tech, ruling that the Lone Star State can seek files regarding content moderation from Twitter and Facebook.
Bloomberg News reported that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, will be permitted to seek limited discoveryfrom the Big Tech behemoths in due course.
“The ruling allows Paxton to seek documents and depose employees at members of NetChoice and Computer & Communications Industry Association — but only if they’ll be impacted by the law barring platforms from suspending users over their political views. The statute, which applies to social-media companies with more than 50 million monthly users, takes effect Dec. 2,” the outlet reported.
Texas sued a number of tech companies over the “free speech” statute.
“Texas passed a law prohibiting Facebook, Twitter & Google from removing conservative viewpoints,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted. “They sued us. Now, a federal judge will let Texas seek internal documents about how they moderate content. It’s about to get interesting.”
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