5th US Circuit Court of Appeals: Modifies Ruling on Biden Administration’s Social Media Communications

The 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals has made a “significant adjustment” to a lower court’s order restricting the Biden Administration from tackling controversial contents.

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5th US Circuit Court Of Appeals Recognized Biden Administration’s Occasional Use Of Regulatory Threats (Photo: The CNN)

5th US Circuit Court Of Appeals: Tend To Alter The Biden Admin’s Interaction With Socmed Platforms

With these adjustments done by the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals;  they tend to “alter the landscape” of the Biden administration’s interactions with social media platforms.

This move by the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals comes in “response” to a lawsuit stemming from northeast Louisiana. In the lawsuit filed in Louisiana (in correlation with the adjustments of the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals); the Biden administration was accused of “pressuring platforms” to remove content by… wielding the threat of “antitrust actions” and changes to liability protection laws.

See reference here: The AP News

The crux of these adjustments (done by the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals) revolves around the First Amendment (which is also related to the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals) and concerns “raised” over potential censorship.

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5th US Circuit Court Of Appeals Recognized Biden Administration’s Occasional Use Of “Regulatory Threats”

The 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals (composed of three judges) acknowledged the Biden administration’s occasional use of “regulatory threats” toward social media platformsfinding that this infringed upon First Amendment rights.

See reference here: The Politico

Howeverin a nuanced decision relating to the lawsuit filed against the Biden Adminthe 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals “narrowed the scope” of a previous order issued by a federal judge on July 4.  Further, the decision of the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals had effectively prohibited various government agencies including:  the White House; CDC; Surgeon General;  and the FBI from approaching giant social media platforms to request content removal.

These social Media Platforms (under the prohibition of the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals to Biden admin)  are, namely;  Facebook and X (formerly Twitter)

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