By Robert Barnes and Cat Zakrzewski,, 5-18-23

The Supreme Court ruled May 18 that the families of terrorism victims had not proved Google, Twitter, and Facebook helped foster attacks on their loved ones, and handed a greater victory to the tech industry by declining to weigh in on a protective internet law at the center of the debate over social media regulation.

The families “never allege that, after defendants established their platforms, they gave ISIS any special treatment or words of encouragement,” Justice Clarence Thomas wrote for a unanimous court. “Nor is there reason to think that defendants selected or took any action at all with respect to ISIS’ content (except, perhaps, blocking some of it).”  » Read More