Federal judge blocks Florida social media law, cites First Amendment | AppleInsider

In a blow to conservative efforts to wrangle social media companies, a federal judge on Wednesday blocked a Florida law that would penalize firms like Facebook and Twitter for “de-platforming” or silencing politicians.

Scheduled to go into effect on Thursday, SB 7072 placed prohibitions on tech companies that ban or “de-platform” political candidates and news outlets from their services. The measure, a groundbreaking piece of legislation, saddles offenders with daily fines, opens the door to direct litigation from users, and creates an antitrust blacklist.

Source: Federal judge blocks Florida social media law, cites First Amendment | AppleInsider