Tech lobbying groups ask Supreme Court to put Texas social media censorship law on hold

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The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) and NetChoice said Friday they had filed an application for an emergency stay with Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, asking for Texas’ HB 20 law to be prevented from taking effect until it makes its way through lower courts. Alito can either unilaterally decide on the request or refer it to the full Supreme Court.

Texas has declared open season on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube with censorship law

Texas’s law, which was blocked last year but reinstated by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, makes it illegal for any social media platform with 50 million or more US monthly users to “block, ban, remove,

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Facebook Accused of Deliberately Causing Havoc in Australia Over News Content Law

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A new report from The Wall Street Journal on Thursday revealed internal Facebook messages praising teams for seemingly hardball tactics taking down pages of the Australian government, including emergency services and charities. This all reportedly happened as the country was considering a new law that would require companies like Google and Facebook to pay for news posted to their platforms.

The report, which included documents sent to Australian and US authorities by a whistleblower, detailed how Facebook hadn’t followed standard processes for changing its features when it began banning news from its platform in Australia a year ago. Facebook said

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