Google and Section 230: US court ruling could “turn the internet upside down”


The Supreme Court is negotiating elementary US liability privileges for social networks. Google warns us to get there, otherwise, there is a risk of extensive censorship.

Google warns: An expected ruling in a case before the US Supreme Court on liability exemption for social networks such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, or Twitter could “turn the internet upside down” and lead to widespread censorship. Should the judges restrict privileges, large operators would be forced to block more potentially offensive or harmful content. The makers of smaller websites, on the other hand, are likely to suspend their filtering efforts and fact checks in order to avoid being held liable for the moderation of content in the first place.

Liability question: platforms recommended “harmful content”

The Wall Street Journal reports on Google’s submission to the Supreme Court. The lawsuit was filed by the family of US student Nohemi Gonzalez, who was killed in the 2015 terrorist…

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