Type of online publisher:
Google, search engine
Publisher's Role in Third Party Content:
Archived; cached; made content available via search
CDA § 230 applicable?:
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."
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