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YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, CA (Photo: Jason Doiy/ALM) YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, CA. Photo: Jason Doiy/ALM

Several YouTube creators are suing the platform and parent company Google after it banned certain QAnon and other far-right conspiracy theory content three weeks ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

The litigation is the latest to hit Big Tech as some consumers apply more pressure to moderate misinformation and hate speech on social media in the run-up to the election, while others call for an end to internet companies’ protections under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

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Alaina Lancaster

Alaina Lancaster, based in San Francisco, covers disruptive trends and technologies shaping the future of law. She authors the weekly legal futurist newsletter What's Next. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @a_lancaster3

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