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Why Was the Snapchat Speed Filter Lawsuit Revived?

Over a year ago, we brought you the story of an Uber driver who had been hit at over 100 mph. The driver of that car was allegedly using Snapchat at the time of the crash. So, the wife of the Uber driver sued Snapchat, but the judge dismissed the claim. Now, an appeals court has handed down a ruling about the Snapchat speed filter—reigniting an almost forgotten case. The Resurrection of the Snapchat Speed Filter Lawsuit When the wife of the Uber driver who sustained a traumatic brain injury filed a lawsuit against Snapchat, the case was met with skepticism. The judge overseeing the lawsuit ruled that under section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA), Snapchat could not be held liable for the speed filter post. This is because the CDA protects internet service providers from liability when it comes to the creation and publication of content made…
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Do You Think Snapchat Should Be Held Responsible for this Crash?

If you can get your Snapchat speed filter up to 100 mph, you can get an in-app trophy. This reward of sorts may not seem like much, but people are putting their lives on the line to get it. Reports of people crashing while trying to get that infamous trophy have come in from all over the world, and some have even died trying to do it. One case here in Georgia was poised to make Snapchat answer for creating an app with such destructive power, but a new development may have scuttled that effort. Should Snapchat Be Held Responsible? Months ago, we told you the story of an Uber driver whose car was struck at 107 mph. The Uber driver and his wife managed to survive this crash, but the man sustained severe injuries. He may now need medical care for the rest of his life. The Uber driver’s…
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