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26 Tul. J. Int'l & Comp. L. 163 (2017-2018)
Facebook, Defamation, and Terrorism: Who Is Responsible for Dangerous Posts on Social Media

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       Facebook, Defamation, and Terrorism:
   Who Is Responsible for Dangerous Posts on
                        Social   Media?

                        Caitlin McKeown*

I.   INTRODUCTION                         ........................................ 163
II.  BACKGROUND                          ......................................... 165
     A.   The Communications   Decency  Act-Ongins and
          History     .......................................   165
     B.   The Modern  CDA-f 230 and Publisher Imrunity........  167
     C    The Material Support Statute and Its Connection to
          Terroism  Online .    ............................ 173
III. TERRORISM  AND SOCIAL  MEDIA-A   NEW  FRONTIER  UNDER
     THE CDA  AND  § 2339B .        ............................ 176
IV.  THE RISE OF ONLINE ANTITERRORISM  LITIGATION  IN EUROPE...... 184

I.   INTRODUCTION
     Technology and the Internet have created a whole new virtual world
for the average person to explore. With the click of a button, people can
share their thoughts, photos, and opinions, all while quickly analyzing
information  posted by  other persons,  news  sites, companies, and
politicians. While  the  Internet and social media   have facilitated
communication  and  opened the door to virtual exploration, there is an
ever-growing trend towards threatened privacy and, even more serious,
breaches in national security. Companies, like Facebook, have expanded
beyond comprehension,  with an average of 1.37 billion users active daily
throughout the globe in June 2017  alone.' It is nearly impossible for
Facebook  and similar sites, such as Twitter, Google, and Myspace, to
micromanage   individual posts on such a massive, global scale. As a
result, posts promulgating political insurgence, terrorism, and false,

    *   C 2017 Caitlin McKeown. J.D. candidate 2018, Tulane University Law School; B.A.
2013, The University of Chicago. I would like to thank my fellow members of the Tulane Journal
ofInternational and Comparative Law for all of their hard work and encouragement. In addition,
I would like to dedicate my Comment to my parents, who have continuously shown their love and
support throughout law school.
    1.  Company Info, FACEBOOK NEwSROOM, http://newsroom.fb.com/company-info/ (last
visited Nov. 22, 2017).
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