SCOTUS Hears Major Case Against Google, YouTube About American Murdered By ISIS

  • Justice Neil Gorsuch questioned Google’s claim that algorithms are neutral, and suggested the case should be sent back to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, which had ruled for Google.
  • Law professor Eric Schnapper, who represents the Gonzalez family, argued that Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act makes a distinction between claims holding internet companies liable for content created by others and claims that hold internet companies responsible for their own actions.
  • “Helping users find the proverbial needle in the haystack is an existential necessity on the internet,” countered Lisa S. Blatt, representing Google.
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