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The world’s leading safe surfing tool Web of Trust (WOT) has won the lawsuit filed against it in the United States. WOT was accused of defamation, violating rights, conspiracy and manipulating algorithms. The court of justice in Florida granted the motion to dismiss with prejudice.
The case was brought up by ten companies, which are all associated to a person named Mr. Ayman El-Difrawi. The companies demanded WOT to remove ratings and comments for their numerous websites. WOT’s advocacy was based on the article 230 of the Communications Decency Act, legislated in 1996 for similar cases. The article protects Internet service providers clearing them from liabilities related to content created by third parties.
During the eventful case, the plaintiff changed their claims several times. The last change happened only a day before the oral hearing, when the plaintiff voluntarily dismissed some defendants and half of the claims. Finally, after a year, the court ordered the case to be dismissed with prejudice, which means the plaintiff cannot file this same case against WOT again based on the same set of facts.