California lawsuit alleges Google, Facebook, Twitter support ISIS

June 17, 2016

isis flagA California family has sued social media giants Google, Facebook and Twitter, claiming they provide material support to ISIS.The family lost their daughter in last November’s Paris terror attacks.

Nohemi Gonzalez was a California State University student studying abroad at the time. Gonzalez’s family filed a lawsuit Tuesday in federal court in San Francisco, alleging the social media giants are violating the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act.

“For years, defendants have knowingly permitted the terrorist group ISIS to use their social networks as a tool for spreading extremist propaganda, raising funds and attracting new recruits,” the lawsuit states. “Without defendants Twitter, Facebook and Google (YouTube), the explosive growth of ISIS over the last few years into the most feared terrorist group in the world would not have been possible.”

The lawsuit states the social media companies rebuffed requests by the U.S. government and the public to stop providing services to ISIS. The Gonzalez family is seeking compensatory damages to be determined by the court.

In response to the lawsuit, Facebook released a statement saying it works aggressively to remove content supporting or promoting terrorism. The company also says it contacts law enforcement when it see evidence of a threat.

Google released a statement saying it has clear policies prohibiting terrorist recruitment and content intended to incite violence. Google says it quickly removes videos violating those polices when they are flagged by users.


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Snoid

Oh yeah, forgot to ad that ISIS or ISIL ASSIS,who ever the hell you wanna call them have done nothing to harm anyone, they cant claim credit. It is those guns faults, has to be otherwise why try to take them away?


Snoid

Id have to agree with Charles Barkley in that social media is for losers who want to feel important. I say by 2050 humans will no longer have the ability to verbalize, only stare at the ground and push buttons. Pathetic how every bodies face is glued to a stinking phone every chance they get.o others really give two shits what you did 5 minutes ago? Fookin insecure people need constant reinforcement and social intervention to feel “OK” about thgemselves. What the hell is wrong with people anymore, mama and daddy ignored you while growing up?.


whatdouno

rambunctious, do you know how to put two and two together and come up with four or do you need to rely on sleight of hand to make you think two and two is fibe?


Rambunctious

Need I even bother? where did you go to school?


whatdouno

Tweeksbalmer, not the one that talked you out of thinking for yourself and personal responsibility.


Pelican1

Simply put, the internet and the addiction to social media id systematically destroying the lives and minds of those caught up in the addiction. It’s a disease, a sickness for which so far there is no known cure…except abstinence.


tomsquawk

ACLU, political correctness, poor education/curriculum, all lead up to the absence of independent thinking. btw i went to an international university, worked for the world bank, united nations, etc. also worked in/for 5 countries, at least.


ruinitforeveryone

ACLU leads to the absence of independent thinking? I don’t think that acronym means what you think it means. Or maybe something was lost in translation, you know considering your “international” education and all. But congrats on your credentials impressing you to such a degree.


smile4thecamera

Well, maybe Twitter, Facebook and Google need to spend more time looking for this stuff and getting it off the feed quicker. They certainly have the money to hire more personnel to do so. They should all have a zero tolerance for any terrorist group using social media to further their cause.


whatdouno

Now I have heard it all. Very sorry for your loss, but seriously?????


TWEEKSBALMER

What lawyer talked you into that?


Rambunctious

This is long over due……what these social media giants are doing is digitally shouting fire in a crowded movie theater.