A lawsuit over a controversial Florida law is being appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
It’s centered on SB 7072, branded as an anti-censorship law, that was passed and signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis in 2021. It requires social media companies to host third-party content and puts limits on what sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can remove for violations.
The question, according to attorneys, is whether the state can prevent a tech company from hosting content that it deems inappropriate.
The law was passed on the claim that social media companies had been suppressing conservative ideas.
The company who sued to block the law said even if tech companies were doing that — that’s their constitutional right.
At the signing of the bill, DeSantis said: “If big tech censors enforce rules inconsistently to discriminate in favor of the dominant Silicon Valley ideology, they will now be held accountable.”