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Experts Say Order Limiting Biden Officials' Social Media Outreach is Weak

There is no precedent for this type of decision

A federal judge's order restricting Biden administration officials from contacting social media companies about moderating their content will face tough legal challenges on appeal, experts said.

Several legal scholars and attorneys said while the lawsuit challenging the administration's communications with social media companies raised real free speech concerns, there was no precedent to support the sweeping preliminary order issued Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty in Louisiana that would sharply limit dozens of government agencies and officials' communications with social media companies.

On Wednesday, the Biden administration filed a notice with the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals saying it was appealing the ruling.

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