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Paris attack victim’s father sues Twitter, Google, Facebook

New York, June 16: The father of a Paris terror attack victim has filed a lawsuit against Twitter, Google and Facebook for allowing Islamic State (IS) to use their platforms to spread terrorist propaganda, the media reported on Thursday. The lawsuit, filed in the US District Court in Northern California by Reyldo Gonzalez, the father of Nohemi Gonzalez who was among the 130 killed in November in Paris, said these social media giants also allowed IS to raise funds and hire recruits, the Intertiol Business Times reported. According to a Mirror report, IS leader Omar Hussain used the social networking website Facebook to recruit members for the Paris attacks. The IS supporters have tweeted photos of dead soldiers with the hashtag #AmessagefromISIStoUS on the micro-blogging site Twitter. Several beheading videos have appeared on Google-owned video-streaming platform YouTube. In January, a Florida-based woman filed a lawsuit against Twitter, accusing it of supporting the global spread of the IS by ebling its followers to recruit on its social media platform. Tamara Fields, whose husband was killed in a lone wolf terrorist attack in Amman, Jordan, in November last year, sued Twitter for damages. “Without Twitter, the explosive growth of IS over the last few years into the most-feared terrorist group in the world would not have been possible,” she wrote in her lawsuit. (IANS)