Google Defeats Lawsuit Decrying Animal Abuse Videos on YouTube

An animal rights group failed in a legal attempt to force Google to do more to keep videos of animal abuse off its YouTube streaming platform.

Alphabet Inc.’s Google is protected by a federal law, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, that shields internet platforms from lawsuits based on content posted by their users, Santa Clara Superior Court Judge Sunil R. Kulkarni said in a tentative ruling Wednesday.