A lawyer who earned his degree through a correspondence course and works for a company called 1-800-LAW-FIRM may seem like an odd choice to lead a series of potentially precedent-setting lawsuits against some of the world’s most powerful social media companies. But judging Keith Altman by his resume would be underestimating the 49-year-old lawyer and his quest to make tech giants like Facebook, Twitter and Google liable for allegedly providing “material support” to followers of terror groups who commit mass murder. “These cases seem impossible but they can have a real impact,” Altman told Fox News. “This is about holding these companies accountable for allowing terrorists to radicalize people through social media channels.” Altman’s ambitious effort to take on the social media giants has been […]
The family of a California man killed in the Barcelona terror attack filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Google, Facebook and Twitter, alleging the tech giants played a role in “aiding, abetting and knowingly providing support and resources” to the Islamic State group. The three daughters of Jared Tucker, who was among the 13 people killed in the August 17 attack, are plaintiffs in the lawsuit. They are represented by their mother and legal guardian Danelle Sinclair. Tucker, 42, of Walnut Creek, was in Europe with his wife, Heidi Nunes-Tucker, celebrating their first wedding anniversary. Read the full story here.
DETROIT – Social media and terrorism were the subject of a hearing Wednesday morning in Detroit federal court. A lawsuit claims Google, Facebook and Twitter need to be held accountable for allowing ISIS and other groups to use their platforms to generate terror attacks. ISIS recruits and sends messages daily to its jihadi soldiers using social media. A lawsuit is claiming the social media companies allow it to happen and look the other way, even though aiding and abetting terrorism is against the law. Read the full story here.
SOUTHFIELD, MI—October 4, 2017- The children of Jared Tucker who was killed in the ISIS perpetrated attack in Barcelona, Spain on August 17, 2017, filed a lawsuit in federal court on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 naming Google, Facebook and Twitter as defendants for providing material support to the terrorist group ISIS. Representing the family is Keith Altman and Ari Kresch of 1-800-LAW-FIRM of Southfield, Michigan. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The complaint asserts that the defendants knowingly permitted ISIS to use their platforms for recruiting purposes, spreading propaganda and raising funds to carry out terror attacks. Through the use of the defendants’ platforms, ISIS has acquired over 30,000 foreign recruits, countless donations, and a level […]