Court temporarily reinstates Texas anti-Big Tech law limiting users bans

A federal appeals court in Texas Wednesday reinstated a Republican-backed anti-
Big Tech law that stops social media companies from banning users due to their political beliefs.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision allows HB 20 to go back into effect while the case continues in the lower district court in Texas and is a win for Republicans, who have accused social media giants, such as Facebook and Twitter
, of unfairly censoring conservatives like former President Donald Trump.

HB 20, which was signed into law and then put on pause in September of last year, made Texas the latest red state to go after social media platforms for alleged anti-conservative bias and censorship. The law bars platforms with more than 50 million monthly users from banning content based on user viewpoint.


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