Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody filed an appeal with the Supreme Court asking the court to decide if states have the power to regulate how social media companies moderate content on their platforms.
Given growing public interest in the issue of social media censorship, the Supreme Court may have difficulty refusing to hear the case.
The case pits the right of individual Americans to express themselves freely online against the right of social media platforms to make editorial decisions about content.
Republicans and conservatives have complained for years about being censored by the platforms.
They were furious when platforms banned then-President Donald Trump in January 2021, blocked a New York Post article about Hunter Biden’s laptop computer, and silenced dissenting opinions on the origins of the CCP virus and on treatments for the disease it causes….