SCOTUS Returns To Hear Arguments On Section 230, Student Debt Forgiveness

The Supreme Court on Tuesday begins a two-week argument session that includes such divisive case as those on over student debt forgiveness and Section 230, which protects Big Tech from liability over third-party content.

  • Biden administration lawyer will try before the high court’s justices  to fend off challenges to block its plan to forgive up to $20,000 in student debt for qualifying borrowers.
  • The Supreme Court on the first day of the session is set to hear Gonzalez v. Google, which could end protections internet companies have had from Section 230, part of the federal code enacted as part of the 1996 Communications Decency.
  • The plaintiffs in the case are relatives a person killed in Islamic State terror terrorists in Paris in November 2015. They argue Google aided and abetted terrorism by purportedly recommending pro-ISIS content to users on YouTube.
    Google argues that its recommendations are protected by Section 230.
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