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April 2021

Fourth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Claims Against Multiple News Organizations by Russian-Born Graduate Student

Court Dismisses Claims Related to Coverage of Russia’s 2016 Election Interference

By Matthew E. Kelley
Hyperlinks and third-party tweets directing readers to allegedly defamatory articles do not constitute republications that restart the statute of limitations, the Fourth Circuit ruled in affirming dismissal of defamation claims related to coverage of Russia’s attempts to interfere in the 2016 elections.