Tech Platforms Aren’t Bound by First Change, Appeals Court Rules

Tech Platforms Aren’t Bound by First Change, Appeals Court Rules

A federal appeals court in California on Wednesday ruled that independently operated internet platforms are free to censor content they don’t like.

Though not unexpected, the consentaneous choice by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco marks the most emphatic rejection of the argument advanced in some conservative circles that YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and other huge tech platforms are bound by the First Amendment.

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