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Federal court allows Texas to enforce new social media law

A federal appeals court is allowing Texas’ new social media law to take effect, undoing a judge’s blockade and escalating the legal fight over digital censorship.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit issued a one-sentence ruling in favor of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who had appealed to prevent a federal judge’s injunction from stopping the law.

The Texas law aims to kill digital censorship by directing social media platforms with more than 50 million active users — such as Facebook and Twitter — to not discriminate against the viewpoint of Texans.

“My office just secured another BIG WIN against BIG TECH,” Mr. Paxton said on Twitter from his office’s account. “#Texas’s HB20 is back in effect. The 5th Circuit made the right call here, and I look forward to continuing to defend the constitutionality of #HB20.”

The three-judge panel was

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