Social Media Law Preventing Users from Being Blocked Advances in Tennessee House

A law to prevent social media companies’ ability to ban or shadow ban users advanced Tuesday in the Tennessee House.

The bill would require social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Google to register with the Tennessee Public Utility Commission (TPUC) and be subject to fines if they are found to have banned or shadow banned users.

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Federal Judge Blocks Florida Social Media Law

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Judge Robert Hinkle sided with two groups that represented tech giants and blocked a Florida law that would have imposed penalties for social media companies that attempt to de-platform or “censor” individuals.

The ruling, a preliminary injunction, will prevent the enactment of the law, which could fine companies as much as $250,000 a day and was scheduled to take effect on July 1.

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Florida Judge Hears Arguments over New Social Media Law

A federal judge is hearing arguments between online-industry groups NetChoice and Computer & Communications Industry Association and the state of Florida.

The online groups, representing big tech giants, argue that the new law imposed under Governor Ron DeSantis is unconstitutional.

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