NEW YORK May 18 A federal judge on Thursday
dismissed two lawsuits accusing Facebook Inc of
supporting terrorist groups by letting them use its social media
platform to further their aims, including violence against Jews.
U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn dismissed
a lawsuit brought on behalf of roughly 20,000 Israeli citizens
and a lawsuit by family members and the estates of victims of
attacks by Hamas.
Garaufis said the plaintiffs in the first lawsuit lacked
standing to pursue their claims in federal court, and that
Facebook was immune from claims in the second lawsuit.
(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Editing by Jonathan