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Court says YouTube isn’t subject to First Amendment scrutiny

A federal appeals court on Wednesday dismissed claims that big tech companies like Google and YouTube were subject to First Amendment scrutiny because they are a private forum, not a public one. A three-judge panel from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle unanimously ruled in favor of Google and YouTube to uphold another courts dismissal of a case brought against them by conservative group PragerU, who claimed that the video-sharing platform was devaluing conservative content. Despite YouTubes ubiquity and its role as a public-facing platform, it remains…

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