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.
Supreme Court to Decide if it will Hear Case of Florida’s Social Media Censorship Law
A federal appeals court unanimously found Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ social media censorship law unconstitutional in May 2022, and upheld a preliminary injunction barring enforcement of the law.
Supreme Court to Consider Scope of Public Officials Blocking Critics from Social Media Accounts
The Supreme Court agreed April 24 to hear two cases that question whether the First Amendment protects users from being blocked from social media accounts run by public officials.
Supreme Court Considers ‘True Threats’ Doctrine in Colorado Social Media Stalking Case
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments April 19 in Counterman v. Colorado, a case that questions whether intent is necessary to constitute a “true threat” — a category of speech that is unprotected by the First Amendment.
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.
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.
Will a Supreme Court Decision Bring Clarity to the Government Speech Doctrine?
A pending case before the United States Supreme Court about flags and flagpoles could determine two crucial questions for First Amendment law: (1) who is speaking—the government or an individual; and (2) when does the government create an open forum for freedom of expression.
Authors Share Excerpts on Free Speech: Robert Corn-Revere and the Censor’s Dilemma
In his new book, "The Mind of the Censor and the Eye of the Beholder," Robert Corn-Revere asks a simple question: what characterizes the psychology of a censor? For Corn-Revere, the attitudes of moral crusaders have been fairly consistent over the last 200 years: they are marked at once by a rigid certainty that the ideas they target are indisputably harmful and an insecure defensiveness stemming from the awareness that most people will reject their attempts at censorship.