Tech Industry Groups Support Suit Against Texas Social Media Law

Oct. 7, 2021, 9:18 PM

A Texas law restricting social media companies’ content practices will hurt consumers and make it harder to create safe online environments, a group of tech industry organizations and advocates said Thursday in a court filing.

The amicus brief filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas supports a motion for a preliminary injunction to block the law from taking effect later this year.

The trade groups NetChoice and the Consumer & Communications Industry Association sued last month, arguing two sections of the law are unconstitutional and would compel their members—including Twitter Inc., Facebook Inc., ...

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