By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 2-21-23
The Supreme Court has officially waded into the white-hot debate over how much Section 230 liability protection the law provides Big Tech for its online content organization and moderation efforts. And – if the justices’ questions are any gauge – that challenge as presented has a high hill to climb.
Those indications came during marathon oral arguments Feb. 21 in Gonzalez v. Google, during which the justices appeared either confused by the argument of attorney Eric Schnapper, representing the challengers to Section 230, or unpersuaded by his assertion that social media platforms’ showing of thumbnails of third-party ISIS-related material made them liable for that content. » Read More