Inside AI Policy

July 22, 2024

Justice Alito questions role of AI for granting social media free-speech protections

By Rick Weber / July 8, 2024

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is questioning the impact that an increased reliance on artificial intelligence by social media platforms to moderate their content should have for granting free-speech protections to those companies, as part of a recent ruling that rejected for further consideration two lower court decisions on the matter.

“After all, many of the biggest platforms are beginning to use AI algorithms to help them moderate content,” Alito notes in his concurring opinion to the majority ruling...

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