Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Google Crushes


For John, BLUFFreedoms and Princciples surrendered for convenience as still lost.  Nothing to see here; just move along.



From Reuters, by Mr Jonathan Stempel, 27 March 2018.

The three key paragraphs:

In a decision late Monday, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh said a nonprofit run by conservative radio talk show host Dennis Prager failed to show that YouTube infringed its free speech rights by placing age restrictions on its content.

The plaintiff, Prager University, said YouTube’s “animus” toward its “political identity and viewpoint” led it to curb access to videos, including through its “Restricted Mode” setting, on such topics as abortion, gun rights, Islam and terrorism, despite its stated promise of neutrality.

But the judge said Google and YouTube, both units of Mountain View, California-based Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O), did not qualify as “state actors” subject to the First Amendment by creating a “public forum” for speech.

The only solution is the economic one.  Deny them profits by seeking alternative solutions where feasible.

UPDATE:  But, who am I to talk?  This is a Google platform I blog on and I use G-Mail for my License Commission business.  But, first things first.  I have to delete Facebook, where I have faced attempts at bullying.  I would have thought the ever thoughtful Progressives would eschew such activity.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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