Appeals Court Upholds Texas Law Regulating Social-Media Platforms

A federal appeals court docket on Friday upheld a Texas regulation that seeks to ban social-media platforms from blocking or eradicating posts primarily based on the speaker’s viewpoint, a call that would set the stage for the Supreme Court to resolve a case with broad ramifications for on-line discourse.

Texas Republicans enacted the regulation, often called HB 20, final 12 months, a response to what they mentioned had been issues in regards to the suppression of conservative political beliefs on Meta Platforms Fb, Twitter and different main platforms.