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CCIA, NetChoice Sue Texas Over Social Media Law

The Computer & Communications Industry Association and NetChoice sued Texas over its social media law, after an industry lawsuit in Florida, the groups announced at around noon EDT Wednesday. Texas HB-20 enacted Sept. 9 prohibits "a targeted list of disfavored 'social media platforms' from exercising editorial discretion over content those platforms disseminate on their own privately owned websites and applications," CCIA and NetChoice said in U.S. District Court in Austin. The groups called it "an unconstitutional law."

The suit wasn't entirely unexpected, as the tech industry groups have told us a legal challenge was possible. Such as see here.

The defendant is Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R). His office didn't comment right away.