Elon Musk’s In the documentation filed in court, the platform explains that the law violates the first amendment of the Constitution and has as its real objective that of putting pressure on social networks to eliminate content that the State does not like.
X’s lawsuit against the State of California
X’s parent company, formerly known as Twitter, argued in a federal lawsuit that the law called AB 587 violates its free speech rights. “The true intent of AB 587 is to pressure social media platforms to remove certain constitutionally protected content deemed problematic by the State,” the lawsuit claims. “The state is forcing social media companies to take public positions on controversial and politicized issues.”
The position of the state
“California will not stand by as social media is weaponized to spread hate and misinformation that threatens our communities and core values as a country,” California Gov. Gavin Newsom said when he signed the bill a year ago . “Californians deserve to know how these platforms are influencing our public discourse, and this action brings much-needed transparency and accountability to the policies that shape the social media content we consume every day.”