Allan Kassenoff, former patent litigation shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, individually and as guardian of his minor children, along with his matrimonial attorney, sued social media influencer Robert Harvey in federal court on Tuesday over “a few clicks of his keyboard and a video upload to TikTok” that allegedly financially destroyed Kassenoff and harmed…
A recent ruling in a federal court suggests that state laws aiming to protect children from the risks of excessive social media use may face First Amendment obstacles.
The landlord of a San Francisco office space operated by the social media company has sued for unpaid rent, echoing problems that Twitter has faced at other properties.
On Monday, May 23, 2022, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of social media companies that moderate content on their platforms because "the government can't tell a private person or entity what to say or how to say it."
A coalition of state attorneys general plans to investigate concerns that the social media platforms may have violated consumer protection laws through certain techniques that promote the engagement of young users.
The Kids Online Safety Act would require online platforms to give children and their parents greater control over their experience and personal data.
Two internet trade organizations have challenged a Texas law regulating social media companies’ ability to remove users from their platforms. The law, House Bill 20, was signed by Governor Greg Abbott earlier this month.
Tech industry groups argue that the law violates the Constitution by exposing social media companies to potential fines and lawsuits based on their application of content moderation rules.
A federal judge found that the social network had not provided adequate evidence to support its complaint of antitrust and other business violations by hosting provider Amazon Web Services.