Fla. Defends Social Media Law, Likens Platforms To Utilities
Law360 (June 28, 2021, 8:40 PM EDT) -- Florida's attorneys on Monday defended a new law prohibiting social media companies from blocking political candidates, likening social media platforms to public utilities that Floridians rely upon to voice opinions and that can be regulated by the state.
In a Zoom hearing before U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle on a preliminary injunction request, attorneys for the state pointed to the Florida Legislature's findings that social media sites are the "new town square" and should not be allowed to censor political candidates' speech.
"Where social media are now exceeds where newspapers probably ever were," Blaine Winship of the Florida attorney general's office...
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