FAC Joins Brief Urging California Supreme Court to Hold That Internet Content Providers Have a Right Under the First Amendment to Defend Speech on Their Websites

FAC Joins Amicus on Hassell v. BirdFAC recently joined an amicus brief urging the California Supreme Court to overrule a lower court’s conclusion that Yelp could be required to remove content from its website — even though Yelp never had notice and an opportunity to challenge such an order.

The ruling contradicts fundamental First Amendment principles, including the notion that publishers of content—not just the creators of that content—have free speech rights.  It also potentially weakens the robust protections provided to online content providers by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, 47 U.S.C. section 230.

Read the amicus brief in Hassell v. Bird here:

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