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Facebook immune to claims over removing third-party content, US appeals court says

By Amy Miller
  • 12 Jun 2020 16:04
  • 12 Jun 2020 16:04
Facebook is protected under federal law against legal claims related to blocking third-party content on its platform, a federal appeals court said today.

A three-judge panel on the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a lower court ruling that said Facebook is immune under Section 230 of the Communications

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Amy Miller

Senior Correspondent


Amy is responsible for the coverage of an array of regulatory and litigation issues pertaining to the Internet, including privacy, data security and antitrust. Formerly a legal reporter for the ALM media group, Miller has closely followed legal trends in Silicon Valley and covered corporate legal departments for online and print publications including The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, and The Recorder. Miller is a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is an award-winning journalist with expertise ranging from education and legal reporting to computer-assisted reporting.

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