11th Circ. Upholds Block On Fla.'s Social Media Law

By Carolina Bolado (May 23, 2022, 5:30 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Monday upheld an injunction barring enforcement of Florida's law prohibiting social media companies from blocking political candidates, finding that the platforms' content moderation is protected speech much like the editorial judgment exercised by traditional media companies.

A three-judge panel said the challengers to the law, NetChoice and the Computer & Communications Industry Association, are likely to succeed in the bulk of their suit against Florida's S.B. 7072 and kept the injunction issued by a lower court in place.

In upholding an injunction against a Florida law prohibiting social media companies like Twitter from blocking political candidates, the...

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