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  • A federal judge dismissed lawsuits that sought to hold Facebook Inc., Google and Twitter Inc. liable to victims of the December 2015 mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., that killed 14 people and injured 22 others. U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in San Francisco found that while the platforms were “generally aware” that the Islamic States used their services, the shooting was not a direct result of the companies providing resources to the terrorist group. (Reuters)
  • Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai released a statement applauding Congress’ failure to pass a Congressional Review Act resolution to overturn the agency’s repeal of the Obama-era net neutrality rules, saying he was pleased “a strong bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives declined to reinstate heavy-handed Internet regulation.” The Senate passed a resolution last May to reinstate the 2015 Open Internet Order, but the measure stalled in the House and failed to pass before the end of the session. (The Hill)

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