Whether a website should face accountability for the actions of its users is getting new examination in a harassment suit against dating service Grindr.

Arguing Monday before a three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, attorney Tor Ekeland asked to revive a suit in which his client alleges an ex-boyfriend created a fake Grindr account under the client’s name, then used the profile to send app users to the client’s house and workplace. The suit was previously tossed under immunity granted to online services for third-party created content via Section 230 of the Stored Communications Act (CDA).

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