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Unanimous SCOTUS shields Google, Twitter
-- and bypasses Section 230

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Posted By: Dreadnought, 5/18/2023 10:16:54 PM

Do Internet platforms need Section 230 to shield them from liability? Should it be taken down as social-media platforms increasingly apply editorial control over content, arguably transforming them from platforms to publishers? Don’t expect explicit answers from two decisions handed down by the Supreme Court today, both unanimously rejecting liability claims without the use of Section 230 protections. However, that may be its own answer. Both Google and Twitter had reason to sigh with relief, although as it turns out the two cases turned out to be anything but divisive:

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Reply 1 - Posted by: jayjeti 5/18/2023 10:32:09 PM (No. 1472691)
It's a win for free speech. If the court had ruled otherwise it would open avenues for censorship, already a problem on social media by their own accord, but if ruled differently it would afford social media a grand excuse to censor at will.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DVC 5/18/2023 10:46:23 PM (No. 1472714)
The case has nothing to do with these platforms explicitly shutting off free speech that it disagrees with. That question will have to wait for a case that relates to that topic. This does not.
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