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Widow sues Twitter for allowing ISIS to recruit people through their network

By Mason White 12:48 PM January 15, 2016
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By: Wayne Morin
A woman in the United States, is suing Twitter, after her husband was killed in Jordan.

Tamara Fields said that her husband Lloyd, was killed while ISIS carried out an attack on a police training center in Amman.

Fields accused the social media company of giving a voice to the Islamic State. She said that “without Twitter, the explosive growth of ISIS over the last few years into the most-feared terrorist group in the world would not have been possible.”

It is alleged that last year ,Twitter was asked more than one thousand times to remove accounts and other information regarding ISIS, but just 42% of those requests were approved.

Fields of Florida, said that Twitter, knowingly allows ISIS militants to use its network to spread propaganda, raise money and recruit people.

In its lawsuit, Fields said that Twitter, whose headquarters are located in San Francisco, California, had until recently given ISIS an “unfettered” ability to maintain official Twitter accounts.

Fields wants Twitter to pay her damages for violating the federal Anti-Terrorism Act by having provided material support to terrorists.

In response to the lawsuit, Twitter said: “While we believe the lawsuit is without merit, we are deeply saddened to hear of this family’s terrible loss.

“Violent threats and the promotion of terrorism deserve no place on Twitter, and like any other social networks, our rules make that clear.”