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News and Trends / Twitter

U.S. Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Twitter Over Islamic State Rhetoric

U.S. Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Twitter Over Islamic State Rhetoric
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This story originally appeared on Reuters

Aug. 10 Twitter Inc. won a bid to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the widow of an American killed in Jordan which accused the social media company of giving voice to Islamic State, according to a ruling on Wednesday.

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

(Reporting by Dan Levine; Editing by Alan Crosby)

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