In February, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases that could change the way the Internet works. The first, Gonzalez v. Google, deals with the immunities Internet providers and search engines enjoy under Section 230 the Communications Decency Act. The second, Twitter v. Taamneh, deals with whether Internet providers can be held liable under Section 2333 of the Anti-Terrorism Act for publishing material that allegedly “aids and abets” acts of violence.

For more on the ramifications of both cases, watch Amy Goodman’s interview with Aaron Mackey:

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