Supreme Court weighs whether to hold Google liable for terrorism-related death
by MARK SHERMAN | Associated Press
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Beatriz Gonzalez, right, the mother of 23-year-old Nohemi Gonzalez, a student killed in the Paris terrorist attacks, and stepfather Jose Hernandez, speak outside the Supreme Court,Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023, in Washington. A lawsuit against YouTube from the family of Nohemi Gonzalez was argued at the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

In its first case about the federal law that is credited with helping create the modern internet, the Supreme Court seemed unlikely Tuesday to side with a family wanting to hold Google liable for the death of their daughter in a terrorist attack.


In two and a half hours of arguments, the justices seemed concerned about upending the internet in their interpretation of a 1996 law, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, that shields Google, Twitter, Facebook and other companies from lawsuits over content posted on their sites by others.

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