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Supreme Court questions Florida and Texas social media laws on First Amendment grounds

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The Supreme Court expressed concerns about state laws in Florida and Texas that aim to prevent social media platforms from limiting certain political viewpoints. The outcome of this high-stakes battle will have a significant impact on how Americans receive news and information. The laws in question would restrict platforms like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok from moderating spam, hate speech, and election misinformation. Justices debated whether these platforms are engaged in First Amendment-protected activity or if they should be treated like common carriers. The case could have far-reaching consequences for First Amendment principles and the regulation of social media.