The company is committed to eliminating sexual abuse of minors.
The technology company sued the court, saying the rules enacted in September 2022 violate First Amendment protections, including the right to freely express thoughts or remain silent, because the state considers them “harmful or offensive.” . “
X filed the lawsuit on Friday in a court in Sacramento, the capital of California. In the filing, they argue that the true goal of the rule, known as AB 587, is to “remove” content covered by the First Amendment that could be considered problematic.
“The topics on which the law forces you to speak against your will are extremely controversial and politically charged,” the lawsuit adds. The technology company adds that restrictions on these issues are imposed by partisan beliefs.
“Social media is often criticized by Democrats and Republicans of both parties, no matter what they do, because their editorial decisions can fall into these ill-defined categories,” they noted.
The law originated in California in response to the assault on the Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump in January 2021.
The rules require companies to submit detailed reports to prosecutors starting in January and make public the measures they take to moderate online discussions. This requires communicating whether surveillance will be performed using AI or how an attack or threat will be handled. Companies that do not provide these reports may be fined.