Twitter accused of supporting Isis

San Francisco judge dismisses suit accusing Twitter of supporting Isis

The family of two men shot and killed in Jordan claimed Twitter contributed to their deaths by allowing Isis to sign up for and use Twitter accounts

Twitter accused of supporting Isis

A federal judge in San Francisco has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Twitter of supporting the Islamic State group.

The family of two men shot and killed in Jordan claimed that Twitter had contributed to their deaths by allowing the group to sign up for and use Twitter accounts. Twitter accused of supporting Isis

The judge agreed with Twitter that the company cannot be held liable because it wasnt the speaker of Isiss hateful rhetoric. Federal law protects service providers that merely offer platforms for speech, without creating the speech itself.

As horrific as these deaths were … Twitter cannot be treated as a publisher or speaker of Isiss hateful rhetoric and is not liable under the facts alleged, US district Judge William H Orrick wrote Wednesday.

The family has the option to amend and refile the case.

A similar lawsuit against Google, Facebook and Twitter is also moving through the courts. That suit, filed in June, was filed by the father of a young woman killed in the Paris massacre last November and Twitter accused of supporting Isis

Representatives for Twitter and a lawyer representing the families of two men could not immediately be reached for comment.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/aug/10/san-francisco-judge-dismisses-suit-twitter-isis

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