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Giffords Law Center Calls On Supreme Court to Recognize Online Hate Speech and Violence

Giffords Law Center filed amicus brief in Gonzalez v. Google

Washington DC — Today, Giffords Law Center, the legal arm of the gun violence prevention organization led by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, urges the Supreme Court to recognize online hate speech and violence as the Court hears oral arguments in Gonzalez v. Google. In December Giffords Law Center filed an amicus brief, which can be found here

Esther Sanchez-Gomez, Litigation Director, Giffords Law Center:

“Over the past several years we have seen online hate turn into real-world violence. We have seen horrific mass shootings in Buffalo, Charleston, and Isla Vista that started with hate speech online. Social media companies must take responsibility for their role in exacerbating this growing threat and take action to address it. The internet can both be preserved as a true marketplace of ideas and protect the speech—and lives—of those who would be targets of real-world, hate-motivated gun violence. The Supreme Court should interpret Section 230 with this role in mind.”


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