By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 6-11-21
The Consumer Technology Association, which represents the major tech suppliers, has joined the Computer and Communications Industry Association and NetChoice in asking a court to strike down Florida’s Big Tech-targeted law, the Transparency in Technology Act.
CCIA and NetChoice, which together represent all the big players – Amazon, Google, Twitter, Mozilla (Dish and Verizon as well) – filed for a preliminary injunction in a Tallahassee federal district court asking it to block enforcement of the state law, passed by the Republican-controlled legislature, which is scheduled to go into effect July 1.
The law limits websites’ Sec. 230 immunity from civil liability over their moderation of third-party content, a point its language makes clear, saying: “Social media platforms have unfairly censored, shadow banned, de-platformed, and applied post-prioritization algorithms to Floridians.” » Read More