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Families of Americans Killed in ISIS Attacks Suing Twitter

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The families of American victims of Islamic State terrorist attacks in Europe have sued Twitter, charging that the social media giant allowed the terror group to proliferate online, according to Business Insider.

The lawsuit prepared by Israeli legal NGO Shurat HaDin was filed Sunday in a New York federal court on behalf of the relatives of three US nationals who were killed by ISIS in Belgium and Paris.

The lawsuit allegedly seeks monetary compensation “in amounts to be determined at trial” for the plaintiffs, who argue that Twitter “has violated, and is continuing to violate, the [US] Anti-Terrorism Act.”

The lawsuit was reportedly filed by the families of New York siblings Sascha and Alexander Pinczowski, who were killed in a metro bombing claimed by ISIS in Brussels last March, and of Nohemi Gonzalez – an American student killed by ISIS in Paris in the November 2015 attack that claimed the lives of at least 130 people.

The text of the legal document charges that the social media company 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.”

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