Another Anti-Vaxxer Jawboning Lawsuit Fails–ICAN v. YouTube

…repeatedly blocked ICAN’s content items before yanking ICAN’s accounts. ICAN claimed that the social media services took these actions due to government pressure and jawboning, especially pointing the finger at…

DC Circuit Confirms That Congressional Jawboning Isn’t Actionable–AAPS v. Schiff

…actors due to the jawboning directed at them. In contrast, the plaintiffs sued Rep. Schiff directly for jawboning. The district court dismissed the case. The DC Circuit affirms. The court…

The First Amendment Protects Twitter’s Fact-Checking and Account Suspension Decisions–O’Handley v. Padilla

…though obvious, is helpful precedent to future courts. This case adds to the jawboning caselaw. Even though government actors should be more judicious about asking Internet services to remove content,…

One More Time: Facebook Isn’t a State Actor–Atkinson v. Facebook

…Tell Litigants That Social Media Services Aren’t State Actors Government Jawboning Doesn’t Turn Internet Services into State Actors–Doe v. Google Anti-Zionist Loses Lawsuit Over Social Media Account Suspensions–Martillo v. Facebook…

Two More Courts Tell Litigants That Social Media Services Aren’t State Actors

…media websites are not government actors under the First Amendment)… Prior blog posts on Perez’s lawsuit (1, 2) Selected Related Posts About State Action Claims Government Jawboning Doesn’t Turn Internet…

Government Jawboning Doesn’t Turn Internet Services into State Actors–Doe v. Google

…plaintiffs’ arguments–that the politicians’ jawboning make all subsequent content moderation decisions into state action–are even worse from a policy outcome. As they would say on Reddit, ESH. Joint Action. The…

Facebook Defeats Lawsuit By Publishers of Vaccine (Mis?)information–Children’s Health Defense v. Facebook

…more about Congressional jawboning, see this February post. The court summarizes: “CHD has failed to allege specific facts showing that Zuckerberg, or indeed anyone at Facebook, jointly acted with the…

Another Must-Carry Lawsuit Against YouTube Fails–Daniels v Alphabet

…Internet services to censor, but their garden-variety jawboning doesn’t convert the Internet services into state actors. Section 230. The court says the defense admitted that Section 230(c)(1) wouldn’t preempt a…

Congressional Jawboning of Internet Services Isn’t Actionable–AAPS v. Schiff

jawboning is nowhere near as ominous or targeted. In this case, Rep. Schiff didn’t mention the plaintiffs directly, making the connection even more attenuated. That’s not to say jawboning is…

Section 230 Immunizes Twitter From Liability For ISIS’s Terrorist Activities–Fields v. Twitter

…under to the US government’s jawboning/exhortations/coercion to “voluntarily” take action to suppress terroristic content on their network. Such efforts won’t matter to future plaintiffs, but it does seem relevant to…