Incident 476: YouTube Recommendations Allegedly Promoted Radicalizing Material Contributing to Terrorist Acts

Description: Family of Nohemi Gonzalez alleged YouTube recommendation systems led people to propaganda videos for the Islamic State which subsequently radicalized them to carry out the killing of 130 people in the 2015 Paris terrorist attack, including Ms. Gonzalez.


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Alleged: YouTube developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed victims in Paris attacks , Nohemi Gonzalez family and Nohemi Gonzalez.

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Supreme Court To Decide Whether YouTube Can Be Sued For Abetting Terrorism · 2022

It’s the first Monday in October so the Supreme Court is back in session. It issued a list of various cases that it will decide in the coming term. It was already public knowledge that the Court will be deciding a number of important and co…

Gonzalez v. Google: Implications for the Internet’s Future · 2022

On October 3, 2022, the Supreme Court announced that it would hear two cases that could fundamentally change the future of the modern internet. Gonzalez v. Google and Twitter, Inc. v. Taamneh involve both the Anti-Terrorism Act and Section …

Gonzalez v. Google LLC · 2023

Issue: Whether Section 230(c)(1) of the Communications Decency Act immunizes interactive computer services when they make targeted recommendations of information provided by another information content provider, or only limits the liability…


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