Judge blocks social media law enforcement in Florida

Law360 (June 30, 2021, 11:25 p.m. EDT) – A Florida federal judge granted a preliminary injunction on Wednesday barring the application of a new Florida law that prohibits social media companies from blocking political candidates, saying the law is “Nowhere” to promote a compelling state interest or to be narrowly tailored.

U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle found that the law, which prohibits social media companies from distorting political candidates, from using algorithms to prioritize or organize content from any political candidate, and from removing content or to publish an addendum to the content, “obviously cannot” survive strict conditions. control of freedom of expression.

“Level the playing field – promote speech on one side of a problem …

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