US appeal court rules Facebook is not liable for terrorist content
The US Second Circuit Court of Appeal ruled Facebook does not edit for the content that the terrorist group Hamas publishes on the platform. The ruling stressed that the company only required users to provide basic information and, therefore, acts as a neutral intermediary. The lawsuit required to hold Facebook liable for allowing violent extremists to use the platform to recruit followers. The families of the terrorist victims attempted to argue that Facebook could be held liable under the US Anti-Terrorism Act.