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US Supreme Court to hear social media terrorism lawsuits

The US Supreme Court building in Washington, June 27, 2022. (AP/Patrick Semansky, File)
The US Supreme Court building in Washington, June 27, 2022. (AP/Patrick Semansky, File)

The US Supreme Court says it will hear two cases seeking to hold social media companies financially responsible for terrorist attacks.

Relatives of people killed in terrorist attacks in France and Turkey had sued Google, Twitter, and Facebook. They accused the companies of helping terrorists spread their message and radicalize new recruits.

The court will hear the cases this term, which begins today, with a decision expected before the court recesses for the summer, usually in late June. The court did not say when it would hear arguments, but the court has already filled its argument calendar for October and November.

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