Big Tech giants hold the power to limit American free speech in unprecedented ways that the Supreme Court is set to change.
Justice Clarence Thomas and others may soon have the opportunity to rule on a case to help pull back the power of tech companies stifling free speech.
Supreme Court could bring Big Tech's armageddon https://t.co/tVDEAq7FtJ
— Fox News Opinion (@FoxNewsOpinion) October 6, 2023
"Phone companies like AT&T or Sprint can't shut down your account because of your political views. American Airlines can't refuse to sell you a ticket because you've questioned climate change or COVID lockdowns. The law forbids it," Fox News reported.
"That same ban against political discrimination should apply to social media platforms. Thomas has argued against Big Tech censorship since at least 2021, saying these companies should have to serve all customers, just like phone companies, utilities and public accommodations," it added.
The Supreme Court to rule on whether Florida and Texas can prohibit Big Tech from censoring users over their political opinions.
“Political discrimination should apply to social-media platforms."
— OutKick (@Outkick) October 4, 2023
"Friday, the US Supreme Court announced that it will rule on whether Florida and Texas state laws that prohibit social media platforms from censoring users based on their political opinions are in violation of the Constitution," Outkick reported.
“The justices will review laws enacted by Republican-dominated legislatures and signed by Republican governors in Florida and Texas. While the details vary, both laws aim to prevent the social media companies from censoring users based on their viewpoints,” it added, citing the Associated Press.
Take this to the Supreme Court. Big Tech will lose and then instead of working with states on user rights, they will be forced to comply with government oversight.
— republicanolatino (@republicanolat) September 29, 2022
The decision follows a longtime battle on the censorship of Big Tech going back to a Texas decision last year.
"The lawsuit is challenging HB 20, a Texas bill signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott that regulates social media platforms with more than 50 million monthly users, which includes Google, Facebook and Twitter, and says they cannot censor or limit users’ speech based on viewpoint expression," a previous Fox News report stated.
The case is seen as a necessary effort to return freedom of speech to Americans long shackled over social media companies shutting down views they do not like over claims of being private companies.
The issues have increased in recent years, including the 2020 election controversy, the Jan. 6 riot, COVID-19 controversy and other political issues.
Some social companies have also now targeted content that denies climate change, an issue that has a wide range of interpretations among both users and experts.
The battle is far from over but many conservatives are excited to see the Supreme Court finally take on the controversial issue.