Tech trade groups file suit against Florida social media law

A pair of technology trade groups have filed a lawsuit against a recently signed Florida law that seeks to end “big tech censorship,” a measure passed after a number of conservative voices were muzzled on social media networks.

Ron DeSantisFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs social media law.

Signed into law on Monday by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, SB 7072 inhibits tech companies from banning or “de-platforming” political candidates and news outlets from their services. The measure places heavy daily fines on offenders and opens the door to direct litigation from users.

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