Filing: Justice Thomas Argues Big Tech Protections Need To Be Reeled In

Filing: Justice Thomas Argues Big Tech Protections Need To Be Reeled In


Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas argued in a filing dated Tuesday that the highest court in the land should welcome a case on Big Tech protections, particularly those laid out in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

The immunities offered by Section 230 have been interpreted too broadly, and are due for a narrower reading, according to Thomas.

Section 230 reads in part, “No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.”

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“Thomas wrote about Section 230 in a filing following the court’s decision not to hear a Section 230-related case, MalwareBytes Inc. v. Enigma Software Group,” detailed Axios. The Supreme Court correctly passed on the case, he argued, but said “it should welcome the chance to scale back Section 230 from the bench through a different case,” the report added.

“Extending §230 immunity beyond the natural reading of the text can have serious

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