WASHINGTON — Facebook and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg have been hit with a lawsuit seeking more than $1 billion in damages over a page on the social network which called for a "Third Intifada" against Israel.A billion bucks. I hope they do have to pay in the end. But even if they don't, I figure they'll really be damaged financially. If they were really serious, they would have taken down that page immediately, unlike their erasing the videos about the horrific murder in Itamar just a short time after they were posted. Facebook deserves whatever they get.
Facebook this week shut down the "Third Intifada" page, which had almost 500,000 fans, but the lawsuit filed in a court here claims that the social network showed "negligence" by not quickly responding to appeals to remove the page.
Besides awarding damages, the complaint calls on the court to bar Facebook "from allowing the Facebook page titled 'Third Palestinian Intifada,' and other related and similar sites, which advocate violence and death to Jews."
The suit, a copy of which was obtained by technology blog TechCrunch, was filed in DC Superior Court by Larry Klayman, who describes himself in the complaint as "an American citizen of Jewish origin" who is "active in matters concerning the security of Israel and all people."
Klayman also identifies himself as the founder of Freedom Watch, whose website describes it as a political advocacy group dedicated to protecting privacy, free speech and other rights and "our national sovereignty against the incompetent, terrorist state-controlled United Nations."
Saturday, April 02, 2011
FACEBOOK FACING LAWSUIT OVER INTIFADA INCITEMENT PAGE
Even if they've taken down any followups to the jihadist pages that were still there till now, this lawsuit filed against them is exactly what they deserve:
Posted by Avi Green at 5:31 PM