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Judge Dismisses Claim Twitter Supported Islamic State

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) -- A federal judge in San Francisco has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Twitter of supporting the Islamic State group.

The family of two men shot and killed in Jordan claimed that Twitter had contributed to their deaths by allowing the group to sign up for and use Twitter accounts. The judge agreed with Twitter that the company cannot be held liable because it wasn't the speaker of ISIL's hateful rhetoric. Federal law protects service providers that merely offer platforms for speech, without creating the speech itself.

The ruling was issued Wednesday.

A similar lawsuit against Google, Facebook and Twitter is also moving through the courts. That suit, filed in June, was filed by the father of a young woman killed in the Paris massacre last November.

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