Biden officials must minimize social media engagement.

A US federal judge has limited the Biden administration's content-moderating discussions with social media corporations.

Judge Terry Doughty forbade White House officials and several government agencies from contacting corporations.

About "content containing protected free speech" in a Tuesday 155-page ruling.

Republican censorship allegations were vindicated. Democrats argued platforms failed to confront disinformation.

The case sparked a debate regarding the government's role in censoring misleading or damaging content.

The White House said the US Department of Justice was evaluating the verdict and contemplating its next moves. 

"Our consistent view remains that social media platforms have a critical responsibility to take account of the effects their platforms are having on the American people," the White House said.

It said platforms should "make independent choices about the information they present".

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