Twitter, Facebook go to court to block Texas anti-racism bill

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Twitter, Facebook go to court to block Texas anti-racism bill

Tech groups representing the companies told the U.S. Supreme Court that Twitter Inc. and Facebook will be forced to allow the dissemination of Russian propaganda as well as neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klan screeds denying the Holocaust unless a Texas social media law is blocked.

The emergency filing Friday to block Texas law - HB 20 - comes two days after a divided federal appeals court let it take effect while a legal challenge filed by the tech groups goes forward. A temporary injunction was issued in December by the Circuit Court of Appeals, which came without explanation.

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