Judge Blocks Texas Social Media Censorship Law

A Texas law designed to prevent social media companies from censoring users was blocked Wednesday by a federal judge, who found the law’s challengers will likely prevail.

U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman, an Obama nominee, ordered a preliminary injunction, which stops the law from taking effect, at least for now.

The legislation in question was passed by Republicans earlier this year and signed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

“We will always defend the freedom of speech in Texas, which is why I am proud to sign House Bill 20 into law,” Abbott said before signing the bill…

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