By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 10-24-22

Computer companies and edge providers are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on the issue of whether state governments can impose what the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) is branding must-carry for online platforms and a “road map” for those wishing to fill the Internet with offensive content that edge providers would have to carry.

Cable operators have long been subject to must-carry rules governing carriage of broadcast stations, carriage those operators have also argued is compelled speech that violates the First Amendment, though those rules remain on the books.

CCIA and NetChoice, whose members include Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook, and many others, have been making the same argument against a Florida law that made platforms liable for third-party speech.  » Read More