In what could signal a major victory for free speech over Big Tech censorship, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court and upheld a Texas law barring social media sites from censoring users based on their viewpoints.
Read the full article for quotes from the ruling, which smacks down the social media giants’ pleas for sweeping protection of their political biases in no uncertain terms. Excepts:
“Today we reject the idea that corporations have a freewheeling First Amendment right to censor what people say.” Amen! And…
“The implications of the platforms' argument are staggering. On the platforms' view, email providers, mobile phone companies, and banks could cancel the accounts of anyone who sends an email, makes a phone call, or spends money in support of a disfavored political party, candidate, or business.” (Note: you could argue that financial transaction companies are already doing this, and they need to be stopped. Let's pray this ruling will help stop them.)