A judge blocked Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' 'deplatforming' law, saying it would violate social-media companies' First Amendment rights

A judge stopped a Florida governor's new bill. Ron DeSantis bans "deplatforming" via social media.Florida could sue social media companies for suspending political candidates under the bill.Judge said that the bill was in violation of First Amendment rights for social media companies.Check out more stories from Insider's business page.Florida Governor has been blocked by a judge Ron DeSantis' anti-deplatforming bill was blocked by a judge just one day before it was to become effective.DeSantis signed the bill in May to prevent social media companies from "willfully deplatforming” political candidates in Florida.A preliminary injunction was issued Wednesday by Robert Hinkle, a US District Judge, to prevent enforcement of the bill.The bill, if passed, would allow Florida companies to be fined $250,000 per day. Private citizens could also sue for damages up to $100,000.Hinkle claimed that the bill was in violation of the First Amendment rights of social media companies.The injunction stated that the legislation forces providers to host speech that is contrary to their standards speech and forbids them from speaking as they would otherwise.Continue reading: Matt Gaetz's journey from Fox News darling, to being "excommunicated" from all of the network's shows in 3 months"The legislation at issue was an attempt to restrain social-media providers that were too big and too free, The injunction stated that balancing ideas between private speakers is not a legitimate government interest.Hinkle also criticized a loophole in Florida's bill that exempted companies from owning Florida theme parks. He said the exclusion was worthy of "strict scrutiny."Two Big Tech lobbying organizations, whose members include Amazon, Google, Twitter, Amazon and Google, filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction.Wired was informed by legal experts that the May DeSantis bill was legally invalid.A. Michael Froomkin, a Miami University law professor, told Wired that this is "so obviously unconstitutional you wouldn't even put on an exam."