Twitter Loses Lawsuit Seeking to Stop Texas Probe

Twitter Loses Lawsuit Seeking to Stop Texas Probe
Twitter was handed a small setback on Tuesday when a federal judge refused to advance a lawsuit that it brought against Texas attorney general Ken Paxton.

The suit was filed after Donald Trump’s account was suspended and Paxton began investigating Twitter’s policies and procedures related to content moderation. “Twitter/Facebook closing conservative accts,” tweeted Paxton. “As Ag, I will fight them with all I’ve got.”

Twitter, supported via an amicus brief from media companies, alleged that Paxton was abusing his authority by seeking to harass and intimidate in retaliation for its exercise of First Amendment rights. Rather unusually, the social media giant filed ...
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