Google said in a court filing on Thursday that a bad verdict against it in a Supreme Court case about YouTube’s algorithm could have a bad effect on the Internet.
Google’s Case In The Supreme Court
Google, which owns YouTube, is in a legal battle over whether the company can show video content without breaking the law under the Communications Decency Act’s Section 230.
Legal action against online services that censor user-generated information is generally shielded by Section 230. However, Google said in its brief that a Supreme Court ruling that finds AI-based suggestions do not meet those protections could jeopardize the internet’s “fundamental operations.”
In a blog post, Google said: “Section 230 protects hosting, displaying, or sharing content from other people. In real-world terms, it means that Spotify can recommend new songs, Monster can show relevant job postings, Etsy can promote niche antiques from small sellers, and you can “like” and “share” material you see online.”.