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Force v. Facebook, Inc.

Allegation: Hamas terrorists post messages on Facebook encouraging violence in Israel; Facebook’s algorithms display those messages to people receptive to them who then injured and killed Americans in Israel. Second Circuit: Can’t sue Facebook over that. Congress immunized internet publishers from these kinds of claims. Dissent: Using algorithms to match people with messages means Facebook is more than a publisher.


Tags: 2019, Communications Decency Act, Immunity, Second Circuit

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