Klayman v. #Facebook has now ended in a knock-out #legal victory for the social media giant.
In a 12-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton has dismissed a $1 billion, or so, lawsuit filed by former Judicial Watch head and current Freedom Watch chairman Larry Klayman. Mr. Klayman, who files many lawsuits, had accused Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg of "assault and negligence" for having allowed the posting of a page for the "Third Palestinian Intifada." The organization, or whatever it was, used its Facebook page to call for "an uprising beginning on May 15, 2011, after Muslim prayers [were] completed, announcing and threatening that ‘Judgment Day will be brought upon us only once Muslims have killed all the Jews.’”
Facebook initially refused to take the page down, but finally did so, Klayman argued, "begrudgingly."
Judge Walton concluded that Facebook was not an "information content provider" and hence was not responsible for the noxious posting. The Communications Decency Act of 1996, Walton noted, "immunizes internet computer service providers from liability for the publication of information or speech originating from third parties."