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'Would Google Collapse And The Internet Be Destroyed?': Justice Samuel Alito Grills Google Lawyer On Section 230

  Google via  Flickr On Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Gonzalez v. Google, which considers the responsibility of major social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube for their most dangerous posts. Justice Samuel Alito questioned lawyers during the oral arguments, delving into the issue of how responsible Google should be for the content that is posted on their platforms. One of the main points of discussion during the oral arguments was the idea of YouTube labeling certain videos as the product of responsible news providers. Justice Alito raised the question of whether this would be considered Google's own content. The lawyers in the case responded that this would not be Google's own content, but rather the content of a third party being embedded on the platform. Another point of discussion during the oral arguments was the issue of how search algorithms work on YouTube and other search engines. The lawyers expla

Judge Clarence Thomas Questions Lawyer About AI Decision-Making During Gonzalez V. Google SCOTUS Hearing

  Google via Flickr Justice Clarence Thomas questions the Solicitor General in oral arguments of Gonzalez v. Google Oral Argument, a case in which the Supreme Court considers how responsible major social media platforms—Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, especially—are for their most dangerous posts. In a Gonzalez v. Google, a recent Supreme Court hearing where Justice Clarence Thomas questioned a lawyer about the liability of online platforms for the content they host and the decisions they make using artificial intelligence.  The lawyer argued that the focus should be on the content of the books or videos, rather than the platform's organizational decisions, for the purpose of the immunity protection under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.  However, Justice Thomas raised the hypothetical scenario of an artificial intelligence (AI) making content organizational decisions, which the lawyer acknowledged could still be subjected to legal liability depending on the platform'