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A federal appeals court ruling has cleared the way for a controversial Texas law that will allow any state resident banned from social media platforms for their political views to sue.
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The law will take effect while judges weigh an appeal to the lower court decision.
Two trade groups representing Facebook parent Meta Platforms, Alphabet’s Google and Twitter have sued Texas over the law which was motivated by the social media suspensions of former President Donald Trump after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and the prevailing belief among some conservatives that the companies censor right-wing views.
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They argue that the First Amendment allows social media companies to monitor and remove content on their platforms as they see fit. Social media companies say they don’t target conservatives, only harmful content such as hate speech and extremism that violates their rules.