Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

News

Elon Musk’s X Corp Sues California Over Content Moderation Law

Elon Musk’s X Corp. has filed a lawsuit against California over the state’s content moderation law.

X’s complaint, which was filed on Friday, argues that the law violates the First Amendment.

X’s Global Government Affairs team wrote of the lawsuit, “Today, @X filed a First Amendment lawsuit against California AB 587. As made clear by both the legislative history and public court submissions from the Attorney General in defending the law, the true intent of AB 587 is to pressure social media platforms to ‘eliminate’ certain constitutionally-protected content viewed by the State as problematic.”

Assembly Bill No. 587 was signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom last year.

The Verge reported at the time the bill was signed, “AB 587 requires social media companies to post their terms of service online, as well as submit a twice-yearly report to the state attorney general. The report must include details about whether the platform defines and moderates several categories of content, including ‘hate speech or racism,’ ‘extremism or radicalization,’ ‘disinformation or misinformation,’ harassment, and ‘foreign political interference.’ It must also offer details about automated content moderation, how many times people viewed content that was flagged for removal, and how the flagged content was handled. It’s one of several recent California plans to regulate social media, also including AB 2273, which is intended to tighten regulations for children’s social media use.”

X’s lawsuit argues that “AB 587 violates X Corp.’s First Amendment right to not speak about controversial topics and to decide for itself what it will say or not say about these topic.”

California State Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel, the author of the bill, argued in true authoritarian form that if X, formerly known as “Twitter,” has “nothing to hide” then they should have no objection to his bill.

“Assembly Bill 587 is a pure transparency measure that simply requires companies to be upfront about if and how they are moderating content. It in no way requires any specific content moderation policies – which is why it passed with strong, bipartisan support,” Gabriel said in a statement, according to a report from The Hill. “If Twitter has nothing to hide, then they should have no objection to this bill.”

READ 9 COMMENTS
  • M says:

    If our government has nothing to hide,why haven’t they released every second of the video footage from Jan 6!

  • EZ says:

    since Elon has X I been closed down twice, 2nd time permanently for using traitor and gallows in the same sentence as hate speech

  • Zeynep Karakurt-Ozman says:

    Good for you Elon! fight for our rights. These crook social media (Facebook etc.) and fake news media have formed a partnership to strip all innocent people from their 1st Amendment rights. They are brainwashing the innocent and real American people’s minds with thehelp of Lucifer’s dogs…… America has lost its power. USDollar is being replaced by Yuan, yet senile Biden is very sad that he couldn’t talk to Chi face to face…… He must have learned begging from International beggar Zelenski that he was going to ask for money, from Chi. Chi did not want to waste his valuable time with a senile. Whilst this very sad thing occurs on the international level at G-20, CNN Int. is still talking about Biden’s next term…….. This is like a joke…. A nightmare and an unfunny joke……. America is sinking fast, bastards are making jokes…… Disgusting…… A brave commander chief of armed forces should execute all these traitors of America…..

  • TOP STORIES

    News

    In April 2024, after being locked up since August 2023, J6er Julio Baquero found out that he had Stage 4 cancer and, fortunately, was...

    News

    Nvidia has been on an impressive run the previous year, extending well into 2024 and showing no sign of waning, bringing hefty profits to...

    News

    CBS News was forced to remove a video from social media platform X on Wednesday after arguing it was an example of a “cheap...

    News

    A leftist MSNBC contributor has been raked over the coals for claiming Donald Trump is really the presidential candidate who needs to be helped...

    >