Twitter Sued For Helping Explosive Growth Of ISIS
Tamara Fields’ husband was among five people killed in a terrorist attack in Amman, Jordan, last year. And she thinks Twitter should be held responsible for his murder.
In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court Wednesday, Fields argues that Twitter has allowed ISIS to thrive. And her allegations that the online platform has done little to curb terrorist activity online mirrors a heated debate playing out in Washington.
“For years, Twitter has knowingly permitted ISIS to use its social network as a tool for spreading extremist propaganda, raising funds, and attracting new recruits,” Joshua Arisohn, a lawyer representing Fields, told BuzzFeed News. This amounts to “material support,” Arisohn argues, with Twitter contributing to the rise of ISIS and enabling deadly terrorist attacks.