On the heels of a massive scandal in which Facebook gave political consultants access to members’ personal data, there’s a new charge that social media organizations are violating an anti-terror law.
Uzi Shaya, a former senior officer in the Israeli intelligence community, writes for the Gatestone Institute that the “failure by the social media networks to enforce the prevention of terror-related content on their sites is, in fact, a direct violation of the Antiterrorism Act and the Material Supply Statutes.”
Further, the “general public is also in its right to have the protections of the Community Decency Act of 1996 cover content on social media,” he writes.
“The nature of Islamic terrorism throughout the world has changed in recent years,” he explained. “Alongside the established and organized groups – such as Hezbollah, Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and even ISIS – a new and