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Facebook Allowed To Block Sikh Rights Group, Judge Rules

  • Forbes, Tuesday, November 17, 2015 12:19 PM

A judge has handed Facebook a victory in a lawsuit filed by the nonprofit Sikhs for Justice, which accused the social networking service of blocking the organization's page in India at the request of the country's authorities.

"Facebook’s right to block user content is protected under multiple legal doctrines, including the First Amendment, federal law and its contract," law professor Eric Goldman writes for Forbes. "Not surprisingly, then, a federal judge recently upheld Facebook’s right to block a user’s page in India even though Facebook never explained why."

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