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5 A fed­eral judge dis­missed two law­suits seek­ing to hold Face­book Inc li­able for sup­port­ing ter­ror­ist groups by let­ting them use its so­cial me­dia plat­form to fur­ther their goals, in­clud­ing vi­o­lence against Jews. U.S. District Judge Ni­cholas Ga­rau­fis in Brook­lyn dis­missed a $3 bil­lion dam­ages law­suit by rel­a­tives of Amer­i­can vic­tims of Ha­mas at­tacks, say­ing the fed­eral Com­mu­ni­ca­tions De­cency Act reg­u­lat­ing in­ter­net con­tent im­mu­nizes Face­book from li­a­bil­ity. That law “prevents courts from en­ter­tain­ing civil ac­tions that seek to im­pose li­a­bil­ity on de­fen­dants like Face­book for al­low­ing third par­ties to post of­fen­sive or harm­ful con­tent or fail­ing to re­move such con­tent once posted,” Ga­rau­fis wrote. Ga­rau­fis also dis­missed a law­suit by roughly 20,000 Is­raeli cit­i­zens who feared harm from fu­ture vi­o­lence.

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