Oct. 27, 2015
20,000 Israelis filed a class action lawsuit against Facebook in New York for looking away from Palestinian incitement on the social media platform.
The suit alleges that Facebook has a “legal and moral obligation” to block much of this content but that it chooses not to.
The plaintiffs are seeking an injunction against Facebook requiring the social network to “immediately remove all pages, groups and posts containing incitement to murder Jews; to actively monitor its website for such incitement that all incitement is immediately removed prior to being disseminated to masses of terrorists and would-be terrorists; and to cease serving as matchmaker between terrorists, terrorist organizations, and those who incite others to commit terrorism.”
The complaint does not seek monetary damages against Facebook.