Facebook parent Meta moves to dismiss social casino case in federal court

Facebook parent Meta moves to dismiss social casino case in federal court

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  • Christina Tabacco, Law Street
April 11, 2022 10:02 PM
  • Christina Tabacco, Law Street

    A motion filed by Facebook, now known as Meta Platforms Inc., at the tail-end of last week asserts that the social media empire is insulated from a Northern District of California suit pursuant to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The company is attempting to wield the liability shield in a case brought by consumers alleging that it aided in the proliferation of “social casinos” at users’ expense and in violation of state gambling laws.

    As last week’s filing explains, social casino games are available for purchase and download from app stores and are substantially similar to traditional casino games except players cannot win any actual money.