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US appeals court allows Texas social media law to take effect

By Jenn Brice and Mike Swift
  • 17 Sep 2022 00:12
  • 17 Sep 2022 00:24
Saying that corporations lack an “unenumerated right to muzzle speech,” a federal appeals court today reversed a lower court’s stay of a Texas social media law, allowing the controversial measure intended to prevent online platforms from muting conservative views to take effect.

“Today we reject the idea that corporations have a freewheeling First

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Jenn Brice


Jenn is a data privacy and security reporter based in San Francisco. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Virginia. Before joining MLex, she edited UVA’s independent student newspaper and interned at Morning Brew, where she contributed to emerging tech and marketing newsletters.

Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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