The Court will consider whether a social media site with a program to detect and prevent terrorists from using its platform “knowingly” provided substantial assistance under the Anti-Terrorism Act if it could have taken more aggressive action, and whether the site can be liable for aiding and abetting even though it was not used in connection with the terrorist act that injured the plaintiff.

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Doe v. Meta and the Future of the Communications Decency Act

Two law firms recently filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of Rohingya refugees in the United States seeking at least $150 billion in compensatory damages from Meta (formerly Facebook).  The plaintiffs in Doe v. Meta allege that Meta’s algorithms were designed to promote hate speech and misinformation about the Rohingya, a Muslim-minority population in Myanmar…

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