Our Litigators of the Week are Kirkland & Ellis partners Craig Primis and K. Winn Allen, who successfully defended Facebook against a high-profile suit by victims of Hamas terrorist attacks in Israel. The plaintiffs alleged that the social networking giant provided material support to terrorist activities.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that the claims were barred by the Communications Decency Act. The majority rejected the plaintiffs’ argument that because Facebook uses algorithms to suggest content or connections to other users, it was not shielded by the law, which immunizes online publishers.

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