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An appeals court finds Florida’s social media law unconstitutional

A federal appeals court found that a Florida law intended to punish social media platforms is an unconstitutional violation of the First Amendment, dealing a major victory to companies who had been accused by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, pictured on May 9, of discriminating against conservative thought.

In a blow to Gov. Ron DeSantis, a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said social media companies’ moderation and curation efforts were protected by the First Amendment.

(Image credit: Marta Lavandier/AP)

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