U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Conspiracy Theory Behind Murthy v. Missouri techpolicy.press

Ben Lennett, Justin Hendrix, and Gabby Miller, Tech Policy Press:

Today, the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Biden Administration in Murthy v. Missouri. In a 6-3 ruling, the Court reversed a decision by the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit that had found that the administration had violated the plaintiffs’ First Amendment rights, finding instead that the plaintiffs did not have standing to bring the case. “Neither the individual nor the state plaintiffs have established Article III standing to seek an injunction against any defendant,” the decision says.

This was an escalation of a September ruling favourable to the Biden administration — one which, by the way, the Supreme Court justices seemed really annoyed about having to listen to.

There are two more key cases concerning U.S. government influence over social media platforms’ moderation policies from this term, the decisions for which will be released soon.

Update: More good news after the justices ruled social media companies can moderate their platforms as they see fit.