US Judge Dismisses Suit Against Twitter Over ISIS Rhetoric

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A federal judge ruled Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the widow of an American killed in Jordan, which accused Twitter Inc. of giving voice to ISIS, NBC News reported.

Tamara Fields, a Florida woman whose husband Lloyd died in an attack on the police training center in Amman last year, said Twitter knowingly let the militant Islamist group use its network to spread propaganda, raise money and attract recruits.

U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick in San Francisco ruled that Twitter cannot be held liable for ISIS’ rhetoric, but gave the plaintiff a chance to refile an amended lawsuit.

While Orrick called the deaths “horrific,” he agreed with Twitter and said federal law protects the company from liability for the content that third parties publish on its platform.

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US Judge Dismisses Suit Against Twitter Over ISIS Rhetoric

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