In a case testing the immunity of internet platforms for content posted by third parties, a Spalding County judge has tossed claims against image messaging service Snapchat stemming from a 2015 car wreck that involved a driver who was using the app’s “speed filter” to record herself driving at more than 100 mph.
The order signed Jan. 20 by Spalding County State Court Judge Josh Thacker sided with Snapchat’s Greenberg Traurig legal team, ruling that the federal Communications Decency Act of 1996 provides “broad immunity” to Snapchat.
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