supreme court leaves intact social media liability shield in win for google, twitter

(Bloomberg) The US Supreme Court left in place a broad liability shield for social media companies for content posted by users, insulating Twitter Inc.Facebook Inc. and Google LLC from claims that they provided assistance to Islamic State terrorists.

Acting in a case involving Google, the court refused to limit the immunity internet companies have enjoyed under a decades-old law known as Section 230. In a related case, the court tossed out a lawsuit that said social media companies bore responsibility under an anti-terrorism law for a 2017 shooting in an Istanbul nightclub.

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