Tag: Section 230

  • EPIC Traces the Ninth Circuit’s Surprisingly Narrow Section 230 Interpretation as the Court Hears Two Important Cases

    As the Ninth Circuit hears oral argument in two important Section 230 cases, EPIC staff analyzes the court's surprisingly narrow interpretation of the important and controversial statute.

    • Democracy & Free Speech

    • Analysis

  • Four Key Takeaways from the Moody v. NetChoice and NetChoice v. Paxton Oral Arguments

    In one of the most important internet regulation cases in recent memory, Supreme Court justices had a lot of questions for all the parties involved. Here are four takeaways (plus a few bonus quick hits) about how the oral arguments went.

    • Analysis

  • EPIC Urges Ninth Circuit to Reinforce Previously Established Limits on Section 230

    In an amicus brief submitted last Friday, EPIC and children's rights organization Fairplay submitted an amicus brief urging the Ninth Circuit to recognize its own limiting principles on the scope of Section 230 and to allow a lawsuit against anonymous messaging company to be decided on its merits

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Data Protection

    • Privacy Laws

    • Updates

  • New EPIC Report Sheds Light on Generative A.I. Harms 

    EPIC has just released a new report detailing the wide variety of harms that new generative A.I. tools like ChatGPT, Midjourney, and DALL-E pose! While many of these tools have been lauded for their capability to produce new and believable text, images, audio, and videos, the rapid integration of generative AI technology into consumer-facing products has undermined years-long efforts to make AI development transparent and accountable.

    • AI Policy

    • Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

    • Big Data

    • Commercial AI Use

    • Competition and Privacy

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Democracy & Free Speech

    • Online Harassment

    • Privacy & Racial Justice

    • Updates

  • Supreme Court Avoids Major Section 230 Ruling in Case About Digital Platforms Recommending Terrorist Content

    The Supreme Court has declined to address whether Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a law that encourages tech companies to moderate content on their platforms, immunizes companies like Google and Twitter from lawsuits alleging that their recommendation algorithms promoted terrorist activity. In a pair of decisions released today—Gonzalez v. Google and Twitter v. Taamneh.

    • Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

    • Commercial AI Use

    • Democracy & Free Speech

    • Online Harassment

    • Updates