DC Circ. Grapples With Applying Decency Act To Facebook

Law360, Washington (February 25, 2014, 5:15 PM EST) -- A D.C. Circuit panel on Tuesday pressed a legal activist on the viability of his suit accusing Facebook Inc. of negligently failing to take down an anti-Semitic group's page calling for the “Third Intifada,” while the social networking giant argued it was protected by the Communications Decency Act.

At oral argument, the panel seemed skeptical of Larry Klayman’s argument that Facebook is not a so-called interactive computer service as defined by the CDA. Judge Patricia Millett challenged Klayman on this assertion and urged him to show...
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Case Information

Case Title

Larry Klayman v. Mark Zuckerberg, et al

Case Number



Appellate - DC Circuit

Nature of Suit

3320 Assault, Libel, and Slander

Date Filed

January 29, 2013

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