Social media giants sued for helping ISIS

“Without defendants Twitter, Facebook and Google (YouTube), the explosive growth of IS over the last few years into the most feared terrorist group in the world would not have been possible,” the suit, filed Wednesday in Los Angeles, alleges.

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Fourteen people were killed in the December 2015 attacks by twisted husband-wife Islamist extremists Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik.

The lawsuit claims those companies aided ISIS by letting them build their online profile and bolster recruitment. 

Social media giants Twitter, Google and Facebook are being sued by the families of victims of the San Bernardino terror attacks.

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“For years, Defendants have knowingly and recklessly provided the terrorist group IS with accounts to use its social networks as a tool for spreading extremist propaganda, raising funds, and attracting new recruits,” reads the complaint, filed by lawyers Keith Altman and Theida Salazar.