Elon Musk’s X sues California over content moderation law

Elon Musk’s X, formerly known as Twitter, filed a lawsuit on Friday against California over a new law that requires social media platforms to disclose their use of artificial intelligence in content moderation.

The law, which goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2024, aims to increase transparency and accountability for how online platforms moderate user-generated content, such as removing hate speech, misinformation, or harassment.

X argues that the law violates its free speech rights and interferes with its ability to develop innovative technologies that could benefit society.

X also claims that the law is vague, burdensome, and unconstitutional.

The lawsuit is one of the first legal challenges to California’s content moderation law, which is seen as a potential model for other states and countries.

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