The news: Two cases coming to the US Supreme Court this week could reshape online speech and content moderation as it applies to Big Tech and social media apps, per CNN.
Gonzalez vs. Google: The case seeks to hold Google’s YouTube liable for a woman’s death in 2015 due to a terrorist attack.
Section 230 under scrutiny: Tuesday’s hearings focused on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which protects Americans’ freedom of expression online by granting social platforms immunity from the content posted on their products.
Twitter vs. Taamneh: Slated for hearings Wednesday, the equally critical case will decide whether social media companies can be sued for aiding and abetting specific acts of international terrorism.
Key takeaways: The Supreme Court’s decisions on the two cases could serve as the blueprint for continued Big Tech regulation in other countries, especially now that cooperation among antitrust regulators can accelerate regulatory timelines in various regions.
What to expect: Big Tech will spare no expense in contesting claims and maintaining Section 230’s protective shield over its content and algorithms.
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