Supreme Court sounds split on whether social media firms can be sued for aiding terrorists

February 23, 2023

(Associated Press)The Supreme Court justices sounded split Wednesday over whether social media firms can be sued and potentially held liable for aiding international terrorists. But some justices sounded open to allowing lawsuits against Google, Facebook or Twitter for giving a platform to terrorists. Moreover, the social media firms were aware of the activity because they had been repeatedly warned by government officials. Story continuesIn addition to social media firms, he added, banks, cellphone providers and other businesses could be alleged to have aided a terrorist. The American relatives of one victim sued the three major social media sites under the 2016 law.