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Supreme Court Declines to Hold Tech Companies Liable for Hosted Content

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of both Google and Twitter in two separate cases finding that the tech companies can’t be held liable for content their users share on the platforms.

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Key Takeaways of Supreme Court Oral Arguments in Gonzalez v. Google

During almost three hours of oral arguments Feb. 21, the U.S. Supreme Court discussed for the first time a case that questions Section 230 protections. The case looks at the liability of social media platforms and search engines regarding speech hosted on their sites, and if recommendation algorithms could be responsible for aiding terrorist activity.

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Electronic Frontier Foundation’s David Greene Weighs In on Section 230 and Online Speech

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two cases pivotal to online speech: Gonzalez v. Google on Feb. 21 and Twitter, Inc. v. Taamneh on Feb. 22. Both cases question the liability of social media platforms and search engines regarding speech hosted on their sites, and if recommendation algorithms could be responsible for aiding terrorist activity.

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