r/technology – Industry groups sue to stop Florida’s new social media law – Yes, the one with the theme park exception


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Two tech industry organizations have sued Florida over its newly passed rules for social networks.

It makes banning any Florida political candidate or “Journalistic enterprise” unlawful, lets users sue if they believe they were banned without sufficient reason, requires an option to “Opt out” of sorting algorithms, and places companies that break the law on an “Antitrust violator blacklist” that bars them from doing business with public entities in Florida.

The lawsuit claims Florida lawmakers and DeSantis specifically tailored the law to punish services whose moderation policies they disagreed with, while adding the arbitrary theme park exception to pacify Disney, Comcast NBCUniversal, and a handful of other big companies.


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This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 72%. (I’m a bot)


Two tech industry organizations have sued Florida over its newly passed rules for social networks.

It makes banning any Florida political candidate or “Journalistic enterprise” unlawful, lets users sue if they believe they were banned without sufficient reason, requires an option to “Opt out” of sorting algorithms, and places companies that break the law on an “Antitrust violator blacklist” that bars them from doing business with public entities in Florida.

The lawsuit claims Florida lawmakers and DeSantis specifically tailored the law to punish services whose moderation policies they disagreed with, while adding the arbitrary theme park exception to pacify Disney, Comcast NBCUniversal, and a handful of other big companies.


Extended Summary | FAQ | Feedback | Top keywords: Florida#1content#2law#3social#4companies#5

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