Tech trade groups file lawsuit against Florida's new social media law

On Thursday, a pair of technology trade groups filed a legal challenge to SB 7072, the hot-button legislation signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis this week that promises stiff fines against tech companies that “de-platform” political candidates in the state by banning or suspending them. The legislation also gives private Florida residents the ability to sue tech companies who violate the law.Calling the legislation a “blatant attack” on the First Amendment rights of private businesses, the trade groups urged a federal court to declare SB 7072 unconstitutional and unenforceable. The lawsuit filed by NetChoice and the Computer & Communications Industry Association — both of which count Facebook, Google and Twitter

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