Florida’s response to the former president getting de-platformed by Twitter and Facebook for his incitement to violence and spreading misinformation was to pass a law that would prevent social media companies from setting their own rules for speech carried on their platforms and instead require them to carry politicians’ speech.
NetChoice and the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) sued Florida to prevent the law from taking effect, arguing the law was unconstitutional, a violation of the First Amendment, and impermissible under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. After the district court agreed and issued a preliminary injunction against the enforcement of the Florida law, the State appealed that ruling and the matter is now before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.
This webinar is a discussion of this case and its implications for Internet speakers and online media platforms.
Please join SF Bay ISOC Policy Chair Robin Gross in welcoming our speaker, Elizabeth Banker, VP for Legal Advocacy at the Chamber of Progress, an organization that filed an amicus brief in the case that argued the state law harmed consumers and online service providers.