A federal court has found that the Communications Decency Act protects Snap Inc. from how users deploy the app’s Speed Filter, at a time when calls to roll back Section 230 of the law are growing louder.
U.S. District Judge Michael Fitzgerald of the Central District of California ruled Tuesday that the Speed Filter, Snapchat’s built-in speedometer, is not content created by the company. Instead, the court agreed with Snap’s Munger, Tolles & Olson attorneys that the feature is a content-neutral tool, and can be used for “proper and improper purposes,” preserving the publisher immunity included in Section 230.
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