The following statement can be attributed to Jeff Joseph, President, Software & Information Industry Association in response to today’s SCOTUS decision on Texas HB20:
We are gratified by the Supreme Court’s decision today in reinstating the trial court’s injunction. Upholding the Fifth Circuit would have required a wholesale revision of bedrock First Amendment law. Social media platforms have a First Amendment right to moderate content disseminated on their platforms.HB20 would have compelled platforms to disseminate objectionable content. Issues with such far-reaching consequences deserve a full hearing and a developed record before being ruled on, which is what the Court has prescribed.