SCOTUS hears Gonzalez case; Internet’s future at stake

Gonzalez v. Google examines Section 230, algorithms, online platforms

Feb 21, 2023

This morning, the Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of Gonzalez v. Google, a landmark Internet case which examines the liability of online platforms in hosting and linking to content posted by third parties.

At 2PM ET, Chamber of Progress will host a press conference with Section 230 experts to discuss the Supreme Court hearing. Register here for the press conference.

“The Supreme Court got pretty quickly to the heart of today’s case: algorithms power nearly everything online today, and are key to making online services useful for consumers,” said Chamber of Progress CEO Adam Kovacevich. “Creating liability for platforms that use algorithms to rank and moderate content will ultimately force websites to over-moderate or take a hands-off approach to content. In both cases, that’s a worse online experience for users.”

Today’s press conference on the Supreme Court’s Gonzalez v. Google hearing will feature the following speakers:

  • Jess Miers, Legal Advocacy Counsel, Chamber of Progress
  • Corbin Barthold, Internet Policy Counsel, TechFreedom
  • Cathy Gellis, Amicus Counsel
  • Prof. Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University School of Law

For a primer on the issues the Supreme Court will be looking at during tomorrow’s Gonzalez v. Google case, read What to Expect as the Supreme Court Hears Gonzalez v Google by Chamber of Progress Legal Advocacy Counsel Jess Miers. Also give a listen to the Gonzalez v. Google episode of the Tech Policy Podcast, previewing what to expect at the Supreme Court on Tuesday with TechFreedom’s Corbin Barthold.


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