A U.S. appeals court on Monday blocked a controversial Florida law that would ban Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites from moderating political speech
Most of a Florida law that sought to stop social media companies from restricting users' political speech violates the companies' free speech rights and cannot be enforced, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday, agreeing with a lower court. However, a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals revived a part of the law requiring companies like Meta Platforms' Facebook, Alphabet Inc's Google and Twitter Inc to disclose the standards they use to moderate content on their platforms.
(Bloomberg Law) -- Social media companies are private actors whose rights are protected by the First Amendment, a three-judge panel of the Eleventh Circuit ruled Monday, upholding part of an injunction against a Florida law penalizing social media companies for banning political candidates from their platforms.Most Read from BloombergBroadcom in Talks to Acquire Cloud Company VMwareStocks Climb, Bonds Fall as Risk Appetite Returns: Markets WrapBiden Misspeaks on Taiwan, Says US Military Would In