Bloomberg Law
June 22, 2021, 11:30 PM

Twitter, Google, Facebook Mostly Immune to ISIS Attack Lawsuits

Holly Barker
Holly Barker
Legal Reporter

Google, Twitter, and Facebook must continue fighting claims that they aided and abetted an act of international terrorism after the Ninth Circuit revived a lawsuit brought by family members of an individual killed at the Reina nightclub massacre in Istanbul, Turkey.

But it’s likely based on the court’s rulings on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act in a related appeal over terrorist attacks in Paris that the plaintiffs will face long odds on remand.

The issue of immunity wasn’t reached in the Reina nightclub case, because the lower court dismissed the lawsuit under the Anti-Terrorism Act.

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