Social media has been absolutely integral to the terrifying success of international terrorism organizations such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda.
Recently, Facebook was on the receiving end of a lawsuit by a terror-stricken family who believed that the social media behemoth was not doing enough to prevent terrorists from using the network to recruit jihadists. Now it seems that Twitter is facing a similar lawsuit, alleging that the rapid-fire web status machine could and should be working harder to eliminate terrorism from their platform.
“The lawsuit, which was filed in the southern district of New York on January 8, alleges that Twitter has played ‘a uniquely essential role in the development of ISIS’s image, its success in recruiting members from around the world, and its ability to carry out attacks and intimidate its enemies.’
“Lawyers representing the plaintiffs argue in court documents that Twitter violated the Anti-Terrorism Act, and they are asking for’compensatory damages in amounts to be determined at trial.’
“A Twitter spokesperson didn’t respond to a request for comment about the case. A similar lawsuit accusing Twitter of providing support to ISIS was dismissed by a California judge in August 2016. The company is currently facing another similar lawsuit by family members of victims killed in the June 2016 attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.”
Given the history of similar lawsuits, it is a reasonable assumption that this case could get the boot before it even heads to trial.
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