At present, Elon Musk’s X Corp. sued to dam California’s content material moderation regulation, AB 587. In its criticism, filed a US district court docket in California, X Corp. is searching for a preliminary and everlasting injunction stopping California Legal professional Normal Robert Bonta from imposing the regulation.
AB 587 handed in September 2022, requiring social media platforms to submit a “phrases of service report” semi-annually to California’s lawyer basic, offering “an in depth description of content material moderation practices used” and “details about whether or not, and if that’s the case how, the social media firm defines and moderates” hate speech or racism, extremism or radicalization, disinformation or misinformation, harassment, and overseas political interference. Underneath the regulation, social media platforms should additionally present info and statistics on any content material moderation actions taken in these classes.
In X’s criticism, the corporate accused California of attempting to dictate X’s phrases of service and compel “controversial disclosures about how X Corp. moderates content material on its platform.”
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