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Facebook Isn’t Responsible as Terrorist Platform, Court Says (3)

July 31, 2019, 3:17 PMUpdated: July 31, 2019, 8:20 PM

Facebook Inc. doesn’t have to face a lawsuit by victims of Hamas attacks and their relatives who claimed that the social network unlawfully assisted the terror group, a federal appeals court ruled.

In a 66-page ruling issued July 31, a divided court upheld a judge’s decision to throw out the case, saying an interactive computer service is not the publisher of third-party information when it uses algorithmic tools that are designed to match content with consumer interests.

“Facebook does not edit (or suggest edits) for the content that its users—including Hamas—publish,” the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit...

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