Supreme Court Halts Government's Contact Restriction with Social Media Companies

Supreme Court Halts Government’s Contact Restriction with Social Media Companies

The Supreme Court has issued a temporary stay, temporarily halting a lower court ruling that prohibited White House officials from communicating with social media companies. This development is part of an ongoing legal battle that challenges content moderation policies at social media platforms.

The lawsuit in question was filed by the attorneys general of Missouri and Louisiana, asserting that federal officials had overstepped their boundaries when dealing with social media companies like Meta, Google, and Twitter. The claim centered on the shaping of moderation policies to address election and COVID-19 misinformation.