March 20, 2024

Social Media at SCOTUS

“After nearly two hours of oral argument on Monday, a majority of the justices appeared sympathetic to the Biden administration’s argument that a federal court in New Orleans went too far in an order that would limit the government’s ability to communicate with social media companies about their content moderation policies

“A federal judge in Louisiana agreed with the challengers that federal officials had violated the First Amendment by ‘coercing or significantly encouraging’ the content moderation decisions of social media platforms. U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty issued an order that limited communications between the White House and several other government agencies with social media platforms. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit largely upheld Doughty’s order, although it narrowed its application to a smaller group of officials, including the CDC, FBI, and the White House.” SCOTUSblog

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From the Right

The right urges the Court to uphold the restrictions, arguing that social media companies are being pressured to censor protected speech.

From the Left

The left urges the Court to reverse the restrictions, arguing that the government is allowed to ask social media companies to remove harmful speech.

The left urges the Court to reverse the restrictions, arguing that the government is allowed to ask social media companies to remove harmful speech.

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