Federal judge limits officers’ contact with social media

The controversial decision was made by a conservative Louisiana judge appointed by former President Donald Trump: Terry A. Doughty announced on Tuesday, July 3.

A federal court has upheld a lawsuit filed by conservative lawyers in Louisiana and Missouri. They felt some authorities had gone too far in efforts to encourage social networks to fight misinformation, including about elections and the Covid-19 vaccine.

Fight against “fake news”.

The judge’s ruling is a victory for conservatives who accuse the Biden administration of exploiting the pandemic to censor information published online.

But the court ruling risks complicating the work of authorities seeking to alert sites to the circulation of false information.

The White House said it would review the court’s ruling. Target platforms like Google or Meta are yet to react.

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