A judge has blocked the enforcement of an Ohio law limiting kids’ use of social media amid litigation< < Back to
The law, originally was set to take effect Jan. 15 and is similar to ones enacted in other states — including in California and Arkansas, where NetChoice has won lawsuits.
In his decision, Marbley said NetChoice is likely to prevail on its First Amendment speech freedom arguments.
“There is no indication that the State disfavors the sort of content designed to appeal to children — cartoons and the like,” he wrote. “‘Websites that children might access’ is not a topic or subject matter. Indeed, even though covered platforms contain some subject matter likely to appeal to children, most also contain subject matter ‘as diverse as human thought.’”