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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