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U.S. Supreme Court Bar sues Facebook under Reuters anti-Robocall law

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By Andrew Chung and Lawrence Hurley

Washington (Reuters)-Thursday U.S. Supreme Court Bans Condemning Proposed Class Action Proceedings Facebook Inc (NASDAQ :) Violation of federal anti-Robocall law, freeing social media companies from the potentially costly battle for unwanted text messages.

In a unanimous decision prepared by Judge Sonia Sotomayor, the judge responded to a lower court ruling that reinstated the case for violating the 1991 Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). , In favor of Facebook. Abuse of telemarketing by banning most unauthorized robocalls.

The court ruled that Facebook’s actions (sending text messages without consent) did not meet the definition of the types of actions prohibited by law enacted before the advent of modern mobile phone technology.

The case highlighted the judge’s challenge in applying outdated law to modern technology.

The proceedings were filed in federal court in California in 2015 by Noah Dugid, who lives in Montana, and Facebook said it had sent many automated text messages without his consent. The proceedings accused Facebook, based in Menlo Park, California, of violating TCPA’s restrictions on the use of automatic telephone dialing systems.

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U.S. Supreme Court Bar sues Facebook under Reuters anti-Robocall law U.S. Supreme Court Bar sues Facebook under Reuters anti-Robocall law

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