Texas Law Regulating Social Media Platforms Back in Effect After Court Ruling
Texas can bar social media platforms from censoring users based on their political views, an appeals court ruled on May 11.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel reversed a district judge’s decision that blocked Texas from enforcing a law that bars platforms from censoring a user based on their viewpoint or location.
The panel did not explain its decision.
The panel consisted of Judges Edith Jones, a Reagan appointee; Leslie Southwick, a George W. Bush appointee; and Andrew Oldham, a Trump appointee.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton cheered the development.
“My office just secured another BIG WIN against BIG TECH,” the Republican said in a statement, adding that the court “made the right call here.”
Originally appeared on The Epoch Times