YouTube Protected by CDA Immunity over Claims That It Provided Material Support to Terrorists
New Media and Technology Law
NOVEMBER 14, 2017
Following the reasoning of several past decisions, a California district court dismissed claims against Google under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA), 18 U.S.C. 2333, for allegedly providing “material support” to ISIS by allowing terrorists to use YouTube (temporarily, before known accounts are terminated) as a tool to facilitate recruitment and commit terrorism. ( Gonzalez v. Google, Inc. 2017 WL 4773366 (N.D. 23, 2017)).