A COURT JUST BLEW UP INTERNET LAW BECAUSE IT THINKS YOUTUBE ISN’T A WEBSITE

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in a lawsuit over HB 20. The law bans social media platforms from removing, downranking, demonetizing, or otherwise “discriminat[ing] against” content based on “the viewpoint of the user or another person” It applies to any “internet website or application” that hits 50 million monthly active users and “enables users to communicate with other users” Without intervention from another court, it will put social networks that operate in Texas at legal risk.
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