Facebook, Twitter Sued by Father of Paris attacks victim


NEW YORK : The father of a young woman killed in the Paris massacre last November is suing Google, Facebook and Twitter, claiming that the companies provided “material support” to extremists in violation of the law. Reynaldo Gonzalez, whose daughter Nohemi was among 130 people killed in the Paris attacks, filed the suit on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California. The suit claims the companies “knowingly permitted” the Islamic State group, referred to in the complaint as “ISIS,” to recruit members, raise money and spread “extremist propaganda” via their social-media services.

The Gonzalez suit is very similar to a case brought against Twitter in January by the widow of a contractor killed in an attack in Jordan. It includes numerous identical passages and screenshots, although the lawyers in the cases are different.