Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Tech Groups Take Aim At TX

Tech Industry Groups, are Channeling the Playbook they used to Block a Florida Social Media Bill in Texas, Suing the Lone Star State, over its recently Passed Bill, that aims to Prohibit Platforms from Banning Users over Political Views.

Meanwhile, a Coalition of Key Security Agencies, told Businesses to be On-Guard, against a Prolific Ransomware variant that has already created Chaos around the World, and Two Republican Lawmakers expressed concerns over the use of Huawei’s Cloud Services.

Tech Industry Groups, are Suing Texas over the State’s recently Passed Law that aims to Block Social Media Companies from Banning Users based on Political views.

Their Complaint: The Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) and NetChoice, Co-filed the Suit Wednesday, arguing the Law signed by Gov. Greg Abbott (R), earlier this month, is Unconstitutional and would Undermine Platforms’ ability to Ban Language such as Pro-Nazi Speech, Terrorist Propaganda, and Medical Misinformation.

“These restrictions — by striking at the heart of protected expression and editorial judgment — will prohibit platforms from taking action to protect themselves, their users, advertisers, and the public more generally from harmful and objectionable matter,” the Complaint states.

The Law, Forbids Social Media Companies with more than 50 Million Monthly Users from Banning Users based on their Political Views.

Republicans have widely Accused Social Media Giants of Censoring Content with an Anti-Conservative Bias, but there is a Lack of Evidence to back up their Claims.

Florida Passed a similar Law targeting Social Media Giants, but a Federal Judge Blocked it, in June, after CCIA and NetChoice Challenged it in Court.

The Decision is now on Appeal.

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