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With tech groups asking the US Supreme Court to block the new Texas law against social media “censorship,” the state’s defense relies in part on an opinion issued last year by Justice Clarence Thomas in a case involving Donald Trump and Twitter.
Thomas’ opinion, as we wrote at the time, criticized the Section 230 legal protections given to online platforms’ moderation decisions and argued that free-speech law shouldn’t necessarily prevent lawmakers from regulating those platforms as common carriers.

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