By Autumn Johnson ~
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld Texas’s “free speech” law on Friday, which would prevent social media companies from censoring certain viewpoints online.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said that the ruling was a major win.
“I just secured a MASSIVE VICTORY for the Constitution & Free Speech in fed court: #BigTech CANNOT censor the political voices of ANY Texan,” said a tweet from Paxton. The tweet also included a screenshot of part of the court’s order.
According to the tweet, Fifth Circuit Judge Adam Oldham rejected the idea that “corporations have a freewheeling First Amendment right to censor what people say.”
Internet Accountability Project President and founder Mike Davis cheered the court ruling as a “Major legal victory for the American people against Big Tech platforms that stifle our free speech rights online” in a tweet. “Judge Andy Oldham upholds…
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