Appellate Attorneys for Twitter Win Appeal That Twitter Cannot be Held Liable for Material Support of Terrorism

Posted on 2 February, 2018 at 11:05

Appellate attorneys for Twitter have won an appeal holding that Twitter cannot be held liable for terrorism deaths. According to Ars Technica, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of a case against Twitter for "the deaths of two American military contractors who were killed in Jordan in 2015."

The court found that the case was properly dismissed against Twitter because the plaintiffs' claim that Twitter violated the Anti-Terrorism Act by providing Twitter accounts to the terrorist group ISIS was not actionable. The court found that although the plaintiffs' claimed that Twitter provided "material support" to the terrorist group by allowing ISIS and its sympathizers to use Twitter, the court held that Twitter was not close enough to the violence and had no direct relationship to the deaths to be held liable.

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