Judge tosses Wikimedia’s anti-NSA lawsuit because Wikipedia isn’t big enough

On Friday, a federal judge dismissed an anti-surveillance lawsuit brought by Wikimedia, ruling in favor of the National Security Agency.

In his 30 page ruling, US District Judge Richard D. Bennett found that Wikimedia and the other plaintiffs had no standing, and could not prove that it had been surveilled, largely echoing the previous 2013 Supreme Court decision in the case of Clapper v. Amnesty International.

Judge Bennett found that there is no way to definitively know if Wikimedia, which publishes Wikipedia, one of the largest sites on the Internet, is being watched.

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