Section 230 Survives Yet Another Constitutional Challenge–Huber v. Biden

…mere acquiescence by private entities to the government’s encouragement of broad policy is sufficient to establish state action would thereby effectively conscript private actors into service as governmental agents subject…

Another Court Says Facebook Isn’t a State Actor–McWaters v. Houston

…in policing the content of its forum posts, Facebook nevertheless is a private entity and does not engage in state action. As a result, the Fourteenth Amendment provides no recourse…

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

…Trust–Cameron Atkinson v. Facebook Section 230 Ends Demonetized YouTuber’s Lawsuit–Lewis v. Google Selected Related Posts About State Action Claims The First Amendment Protects Twitter’s Fact-Checking and Account Suspension Decisions–O’Handley v….

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

…suspension. The court rejects all of O’Handley’s claims. Twitter as a State Actor. “Twitter is a private entity….O’Handley knows this.” To get around the state action bar, O’Handley argued that…

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

…legal arguments for censoring Internet services. The Ninth Circuit breezily rejected the arguments in an unpublished (and unfortunately not especially well-written) memo opinion issued without oral argument: State Action. Atkinson…

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

…accounts fit into buckets like “misinformation” or “QAnon-related speech.” Plaintiffs claim that Defendants’ conduct is state action because it was in response to the threat of various government penalties—the repeal…

Anti-Zionist Loses Lawsuit Over Social Media Account Suspensions–Martillo v. Facebook

…Selected Related Posts About State Action Claims Court Nopes Another Lawsuit Over Facebook Suspensions–Orders v. Facebook Facebook Defeats Lawsuit By Publishers of Vaccine (Mis?)information–Children’s Health Defense v. Facebook Court Rejects…

Court Nopes Another Lawsuit Over Facebook Suspensions–Orders v. Facebook

…Orders v. Facebook, Inc., 2021 Ohio Misc. LEXIS 102 (Ohio Ct. Common Pleas Aug. 17, 2021) Selected Related Posts About State Action Claims Facebook Defeats Lawsuit By Publishers of Vaccine…

1H 2021 Quick Links, Part 3 (Content Moderation, Censorship, Privacy, & More)

…satisfy the requirements of state action. The government does not authorize her to run this Twitter account, and her use of the account does not amount to action on the…