Platform moderation, speech, and the courts

Platform moderation, speech, and the courts

Platform moderation, speech, and the courts In May, the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit struck down most of the provisions of a social media law, enacted by the state of Florida in 2021, that would have made it an offense for any social media company to “deplatform” the account of “any political candidate or journalistic enterprise,” punishable by fines of up to $250,000 per day. In a sixty-seven-page decision, the Eleventh Circuit judges ruled that any moderation …