Texas secessionists sue Facebook’s parent company under social media censorship law that’s yet to take effect

The law, passed last year as House Bill 20, was recently stayed by the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, pending an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

(Houston Public Media) Texas’ law to punish alleged social media censorship is on hold, pending an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. But Texas secessionists are seeking to use the law in a class action suit against Facebook’s parent company.

The Texas Nationalist Movement and its president, Daniel Miller, are asking for an injunction against Meta Platforms under House Bill 20, saying that Meta’s banning of posts including a link to its website is illegal censorship.

“Plaintiffs suffer immediate and irreparable harm every day that Meta continues to censor Plaintiffs,” the plaintiffs’ petition said. “And as the U.S. Supreme Court and the Fifth Circuit have both held, ‘[t]he loss of First Amendment freedoms, for even minimal periods of time, unquestionably constitutes irreparable injury.'”…

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