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 of prosperity that would have been unachievable otherwise.
Acting on behalf of ISIS, terrorist, Younes Abouyaaqoub, drove a van into pedestrians on La Ramba killing Jared Tucker and 12 others. Approximately 130 people were injured during the attack.
The complaint incorporates intelligence that the defendants are using ISIS’ posts to create unique content by combining these posts with advertisements selected by them. Once these posts and advertisements are combined, this newly created content is being served to specific viewers who have a propensity towards that particular content.
“Social media companies continue to allow terrorists to operate, despite reasonable steps that could be undertaken to stop them. The defendants not only continue to let terror groups like ISIS use their sites to tout hate and plan attacks, they also profit from it,” said Altman. Each of the defendants place advertisements on ISIS content, profiting directly from their postings. In at least the case of Google’s YouTube, advertising revenue is shared with ISIS.
Altman and Kresch are also representing victims and family members of other attacks including Dallas, Istanbul, Orlando, Paris, and San Bernardino.
CONTACT: Tracy D. Bush