Jan 13, 2017
Families of two American victims of Islamic State terrorist attacks in Europe, represented by Shurat Hadin, have sued Twitter in a civil action for terrorism, charging that the social media giant allowed the terror group to proliferate online.
The lawsuit, filed in a federal New York court on Sunday and announced Monday, was on behalf of the relatives of three US nationals who were killed by ISIS in Belgium and Paris.
In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs seek monetary compensation “in amounts to be determined at trial,” arguing that Twitter “has violated, and is continuing to violate, the [US] Anti-Terrorism Act.”
The families of New York siblings Sascha, 26, and Alexander Pinczowski, 29, who were killed in a metro bombing claimed by ISIS in Brussels on March 22, are one of the lawsuits plaintiffs.
Family members of Nohemi Gonzalez, 26, an American student killed by ISIS in Paris in the November 13, 2015, attack that claimed the lives of at least 130 people, are the lawsuits other plaintiffs.