Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Netflix in Suicide Case

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The Facts

  • A judge has dismissed a lawsuit alleging Netflix's '13 Reasons Why' contributed to a suicide.

  • John Herndon claimed Netflix failed to warn viewers about its content and that its algorithms targeted vulnerable children.

The Spin

Narrative A

The show romanticizes suicide and Netflix cannot deny their responsibility; teenage suicides rose in the months following its release.

Narrative B

These claims could create a dangerous precedent, prompting the sort of self-censorship that violates first amendment rights.

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