Instagram Immunity

The New Hampshire Supreme Court denied Facebook immunity under the Communications Decency Act for deleting a Somersworth cafe’s Instagram account without warning or explanation. The cafe used its @Teatotaller account to voice support for LGTBQ rights as well as promote its business, but it is unknown if the account was deleted due to content.

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Instagram Posts

A federal court in California ruled that a former school district superintendent and the former principal of a high school are not entitled to qualified immunity on a group of students’ Fourteenth Amendment, state-created danger claim relating to actions taken in response to “racist and derogatory” Instagram posts the students were associated with.

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‘Liking’ Racist Posts Merits Students’ Suspension, Judge Rules

A federal judge Wednesday found a Bay Area High School properly disciplined most of the students embroiled in a racist Instagram posting scandal that compared black classmates to gorillas, and referred to nooses and lynchings — even if some of the students merely “liked” the posts.

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