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Illinois woman sues Twitter, Google, Facebook for ‘aiding’ growth of ISIS

Feb 21, 2018 - Newsroom by

Mandy Palmucci traveled to France in the fall of 2015 to run a marathon.

Before returning to the United States, the Illinois woman visited Paris. And on Nov. 13, 2015, she stopped in a café with her friends, records show.

That’s when three ISIS terrorists — including a man once seen on YouTube saying “it’s nice to see from time to time, the blood of infidels” — attacked. The woman and her friends dropped to the ground and linked arms. Their arms shook. Their bodies jerked so hard Palmucci thought the bullets had hit her. And she still remembers the screams.

That account of the deadly terrorist attack in Paris is contained in a new lawsuit Palmucci filed in federal court in Chicago aimed at Twitter, Facebook and Google. It accuses all three — as well Google’s YouTube — of not just aiding, but profiting from, ISIS’ use of their websites.

Without the social media platforms, the “growth of ISIS over the last few years into the most feared terrorist group in the world would not have been possible,” it alleges.

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