Supreme Court Deliberates Social Media Laws: Potential Paradigm Shift Looms (IB Times)

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    Supreme Court Deliberates Social Media Laws: Potential Paradigm Shift Looms – By Litty Simon (IB Times) / Feb 26, 2024

    In what could fundamentally alter the dynamics of online communication, the U.S. Supreme Court delved into the heart of two consequential cases originating from Florida and Texas on Monday.

    These cases have ignited a fervent debate surrounding the regulation of social media giants and their control over online discourse, raising questions about the boundaries of free speech.

    The genesis of these legal battles stems from the aftermath of the tumultuous events of Jan. 6, 2021, which saw former President Donald Trump barred from major social media platforms. In response, state legislatures in Florida and Texas swiftly enacted laws in 2021 to curb the powers of social media platforms in censoring content and banning users based on their viewpoints.

    The crux of the matter lies in the interpretation of the First Amendment and whether social media platforms should be considered neutral conduits for speech or as publishers with editorial discretion.

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