Twitter vs. Texas lawsuit dismissed by California court

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AUSTIN, Texas (KVEO) – A district court in California dismissed Twiter’s lawsuit against Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday.

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The social media company attempted to stop Paxton’s investigation into Twitter’s potential violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act by filing a lawsuit in January.

Instead of providing documents requested in the Civil Investigative Demands, Twitter issued a lawsuit to stop the investigation entirely.

However, a district court in California dismissed the lawsuit on Tuesday.

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“Twitter’s lawsuit was little more than an attempt to avoid answering my questions about their large-scale censorship and content-moderation policies,” said Paxton. “The public deserves the truth about Twitter’s seemingly biased practices. I will continue to fight for transparency in order to ensure a truly free online community. Any companies that violate Texas law by misleading consumers will be held accountable.” 

Paxton said in a statement.

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