In Gonzalez v. Google LLC and Twitter v. Taamneh, Schnapper argued to roll back legal immunity for social media companies in Section 230.
In the Media
Anticipation for the release of the video obrought headlines about violence and another nationwide reflection on American policing and the use of body-cam footage to prevent fatal police encounters. Mary Fan is quoted. (Source: Washington Post)
UW Law professor Mary D. Fan joins the Why Don't We Know? podcast to discuss police body cameras and issues surrounding both data retention and privacy.
The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a case that questions Section 230, a 1996 statute that protects the platforms from liability for the content posted by their users. Eric Schnapper, professor of law at the UW, is quoted. (Source: New York Times)
Seattle Public Schools is suing Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat for exacerbating the mental health crisis among its students. Professor Ryan Calo is quoted. (Source: NPR)
Tamara Lawson, dean of the University of Washington law school, says she’s quitting the rankings game. (Source: KIRO)