On Feb. 25, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit heard oral argument in Force v. Facebook, a case about whether Facebook can be held liable for the use of its platform to coordinate and encourage violent attacks by users linked to Hamas.
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The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 (FOSTA), on behalf of two human rights organizations, the Internet Archive, and two individual plaintiffs.
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For the first time in twenty years, FOSTA carves out a statutory exception in technology companies’ immunity for third-party content under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
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A bill making tech companies liable to criminal or civil suits if they fail to prevent sex trafficking on their platforms may signal the end of legal immunity for Internet companies for their users' content.
A summary of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York's dismissal of two related complaints against Facebook for allowing "terrorist organizations ... to use its social media platform to further their aims."
Today, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York dismissed two lawsuits seeking to hold Facebook liable for the use of its platform to coordinate and encourage violent attacks by users linked to Hamas in 2015, holding that Facebook was protected from liability under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The opinion grants Facebook's motion to dismiss in two cases, Cohen v. Facebook and Force v.