The company argues that AB 587 is unconstitutional and could lead to censorship. X argues that the real purpose of the law is to force social media companies to remove content deemed problematic by the government that could violate constitutionally protected freedom of expression.
Supporters of AB 587 argue that transparency should be increased on the largest platforms. The bill’s author, Jesse Gabriel, responded to X’s lawsuit by saying that if a company has nothing to hide, it shouldn’t object to the bill.
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