Social Media Giants Must Face Free Speech Suit, DC Circ. Told

Law360 (April 3, 2020, 4:27 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit must give new life to a $1.5 billion suit accusing Google, Facebook, Twitter and Apple of illegally suppressing conservative voices in light of high court precedent that recognizes social media access as a First Amendment issue, the court was told this week.

The conservative group Freedom Watch and activist Laura Loomer made their final arguments to the D.C. Circuit Thursday, urging the panel to resurrect their antitrust and First Amendment claims accusing the social media and tech companies of hatching an agreement to stifle conservative views.

To bolster its argument that social media companies such as Facebook and...

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