US supreme court reinforces immunity for Google and Twitter in win for tech behemoths

  • May 19, 2023
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Justices avoid weighing in on law which shields internet companies from lawsuits over content posted by their users

The US supreme court issued two decisions on Thursday that reinforced existing protections for internet platforms against being held liable for content, marking a victory for tech behemoths including Twitter and Google.

The cases had been closely watched for their impact on a federal law known as section 230, which protects internet companies from lawsuits over content posted by their users, a law that – if successfully challenged – could have upended the rules of the internet.

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