Freethinker prosecuted Google in 2021 for allegedly profiting from animal abuse videos by placing ads alongside them.
Some of the offensive videos cited by Freethinker included pythons attacking puppies.
However, the judge noted the group only listed claims involving violations of state and local laws, like the breach of contract and false advertising.
“Section 230 clearly states that ‘no cause of action may be brought and no liability may be imposed under any state or local law that is inconsistent with this section,’” the judge wrote.
Previously Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk-led neurotechnology startup Neuralink refuted animal cruelty claims.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture alleged cruel treatment of macaque monkeys who were being used to test Neuralink’s technology.
Price Action: GOOG shares traded higher by 0.65% at $119.55 in the premarket on the last check Thursday.
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