Biden officials must limit contact with social media firms

Posted on AllSides July 5th, 2023
From The Center
Justice, Federal Judge, Biden Administration, Social Media, Free Speech
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A US federal judge has limited the Biden administration's communications with social media companies which are aimed at moderating their content.

In a 155-page ruling on Tuesday, judge Terry Doughty barred White House officials and some government agencies from contacting firms over "content containing protected free speech".

It is a victory for Republicans who have accused officials of censorship.

Democrats said the platforms have failed to address misinformation.

The case was one of the most closely-watched First Amendment battles in the US courts, sparking a debate over the government's role...

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