Article originally appeared on amgreatness.com.
On Tuesday, the Christian satire website Babylon Bee filed a lawsuit to block the state of California from implementing and enforcing a law that would allow the state to censor online content.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, the Bee is part of a broader coalition that is suing California over AB 587, a law passed in 2022 which forces social media companies to report certain content for “hate speech” and “disinformation” to the California government. The plaintiffs declared the law to be nothing more than a “vehicle” for the ruling California Democratic Party to shut down their political opposition.
“Those who wield power in the Golden State have been candid about their displeasure with the speech being published on social media platforms,” the lawsuit declares. “California Governor Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Rob Bonta have both expressed a desire to use state power to chill speech …
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