Privacy Matters

As 'Good Samaritans', Social Media Sites Can Defeat Terrorism Claims

, New York Law Journal


In their Privacy Matters column, Richard Raysman and Peter Brown write: Pressure on social media sites to thwart facilitation of terrorism is likely to increase in upcoming months, given intrinsic philosophical, public relations, logistical and technological challenges. In numerous instances, social media sites succeeded in defending against legal claims of providing "material support" to terrorists, principally by invoking the CDA immunity provision.

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  • Jay

    While not many companies want to see their ads appear next to Jihadi videos, it is important to not censor the Internet: the last bastion of free speech. As much as Mark Zuckerberg wants to filter "fake news" (re: conservative media) from facebook, and the Right (rightfully so) advocates against Islamic terror, the Internet is the place where you can speak out. From "fake news" to campus protests, the only safe space left for speech is... online.

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