'X' logo is seen on the top of the messaging platform X, formerly known as Twitter

Elon Musk’s X, Formerly Twitter, Sues California Over Content Moderation Transparency Law

Elon Musk’s social media platform formerly known as Twitter has sued the state of California over a law requiring social media companies to publish their policies for removing offending material such as hate speech, misinformation and harassment.

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Court Softens Limits on Biden Administration’s Contact With Social Media Companies

A federal appeals court Friday significantly whittled down a lower court’s order curbing Biden administration communications with social media companies over controversial content about COVID-19 and other issues.

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Disney Narrows Scope of Lawsuit Against DeSantis to Free Speech Claims

Disney narrowed the scope of its federal lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday, focusing on First Amendment claims that the governor retaliated against the company following its public statement opposing the Parental Rights in Education bill, widely known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

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E. Jean Carroll at Manhattan federal court in New York

Trump Found Liable Once Again for Defaming E. Jean Carroll

Four months after a jury found that Donald Trump sexually abused and defamed advice columnist E. Jean Carroll, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that still more of the ex-president’s comments about her were libelous. The decision means that an upcoming second civil trial will concern only how much more he has to pay her.

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NYPD officers watch a Black Lives Matter protest in Manhattan

NYPD Agrees to Reform Tactics For Responding to Public Protest

New York City’s police department has agreed to adopt new policies intended to safeguard the rights of protesters as part of a legal settlement stemming from its response to the Black Lives Matter demonstrations in 2020.

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A Little Free Library contains banned books in Houston

Conservative Book Ban Push Sparks Some State Withdrawals From American Library Association

After parents in a rural and staunchly conservative Wyoming county joined nationwide pressure on librarians to pull books they considered harmful to youngsters, the local library board obliged with new policies making such books a higher priority for removal — and keeping out of collections.

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Judge Blocks Arkansas Law Requiring Parental Permission for Minors’ New Social Media Accounts

A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked Arkansas from enforcing a new law that would have required parental consent for minors to create new social media accounts, preventing the state from becoming the first to impose such a restriction.

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North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Anita Earls is seen in an undated photo

North Carolina Justice Sues to End Ethics Probe Sparked by Her Diversity Critique

A North Carolina Supreme Court justice filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday against the state’s judicial ethics commission seeking to end an ongoing investigation into public statements she made about the lack of diversity in the state’s court system.

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