Buffalo Massacre: New York Judge Rules Reddit And YouTube Must Face Lawsuits Over Role In Radicalization

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A New York judge has ruled that Reddit and YouTube must confront lawsuits accusing them of contributing to the radicalization of an 18-year-old who perpetrated a racially motivated mass shooting in Buffalo, New York.

The tragic incident, which resulted in the loss of 10 Black lives in 2022, has raised concerns about the role of social media algorithms in potentially encouraging extremism.

Everytown Law, a gun control advocacy group, filed the lawsuits on behalf of 25 survivors of the massacre last year.

The decision by Erie County Supreme Court Justice Paula Feroleto challenges tech giants’ traditional defenses under the Communications Decency Act and the First Amendment.

“They may yet establish that their platforms are not products or that the negligent design features plaintiffs have alleged are not part of their platforms,” she wrote.

“However, at this stage of the litigation, the Court must base its ruling on the allegations of the complaint and not ‘facts’ asserted by the defendants in their briefs or during oral argument, and those allegations allege viable causes of action under a products liability theory.”

Content retrieved from: https://peopleofcolorintech.com/articles/buffalo-massacre-new-york-judge-rules-reddit-and-youtube-must-face-lawsuits-over-radicalization/.

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