AGs Add Their Voice to Support Florida and Texas Laws Barring Social Media Viewpoint-Based Content Moderation

  • 19 Republican AGs, joined by Republican legislative leaders from Arizona, filed an amicus brief in U.S. Supreme Court cases Moody v. NetChoice and NetChoice v. Paxton, supporting Florida and Texas laws, respectively, that bar social media companies from engaging in viewpoint-based content moderation.
  • In the brief, the AGs argue that states have the authority to prohibit mass communication platforms—which they argue that social media platforms qualify as—from censoring speech, and that the market power of social media companies reinforces states’ authority to regulate them.
  • The AGs ask the Court to rule in favor of the state in each of the lawsuits.