Government Defends Section 230 in YouTube Discrimination Lawsuit

March 23, 2021, 6:03 PM

The government has once again intervened to defend the constitutionality of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, this time in a race discrimination lawsuit against Google over its moderation of content generated by Black and Hispanic users.

The court should attempt to resolve the case on grounds other than the 1996 law’s constitutionality, but if it must address the plaintiffs’ constitutional challenges, it should reject them, the brief, filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, argues.

The government incorporated the same arguments it advanced when it intervened in a similar discrimination lawsuit against ...

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