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A federal appeals court found that Snap Inc. cannot invoke the Communications Decency Act to protect itself from litigation stemming from how users use the Snapchat app’s Speed Filter feature.

The ruling follows another round of proposed reforms for Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a provision that immunizes tech companies from liability for user-generated content on their platforms. The statute was also recently rebuked by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

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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