Facebook Beats Russian Site's Censorship Suit, For Now

Law360 (July 22, 2019, 6:58 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge has tossed a Russia-based website's suit accusing Facebook of wrongly removing the website's account, finding the social media giant immune from federal and state causes of action for its removal of political content under the Communications Decency Act.

The Federal Agency of News LLC hit Facebook Inc. with the suit last November, accusing Facebook of engaging in "content based restrictions of free speech." In the wake of seeing its Facebook page shut down, FAN brought a handful of claims under federal and California civil rights laws, breach of implied covenant and good faith and fair dealing, and a...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Attached Documents

Related Sections

Case Information

Case Title

Subscribers Only

Case Number

Subscribers Only

Court

Subscribers Only

Nature of Suit

Subscribers Only

Judge

Subscribers Only

Date Filed

Subscribers Only

Law Firms

Companies

Government Agencies

Judge Analytics