SCOTUS hears arguments on Texas, Florida social media laws

by ian

The Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday in two cases that could have major impacts on social media.

Florida and Texas are defending laws that allow Big Tech companies to be held accountable for censoring users based on their political beliefs.

Both states argue that social media should be regulated like telephone companies, which would limit their ability to silence speech. The Texas law allows for lawsuits when platforms censor political speech, while the Florida law makes it illegal for sites to ban current political candidates.

The justices appeared especially skeptical of the Florida law, which several justices said was overly broad and could apply to more websites than intended. Decisions are expected by June.