An author sued Google for defamation, invasion of privacy and negligence because Google archived defamatory messages posted about him on a third-party website and displayed "an authorized biography of Plaintiff" when his name was entered as a Google search query. The court rejected the claims: "It is clear that § 230 was intended to provide immunity for service providers like Google on exactly the claims Plaintiff raises here."
Parker v. Google, Inc., 422 F. Supp. 2d 492, decision summary aff'd, 242 Fed. Appx. 833 (3d Cir. 2007), cert denied 522 U.S. 1156 (2008)
Type of online publisher:
Google, search engine
Publisher's Role in Third Party Content:
Archived; cached; made content available via search
CDA § 230 applicable?:
Court Opinion Document: