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Is Twitter Fueling The Rise Of ISIS? New Lawsuit Alleges So

Is Twitter Fueling The Rise Of ISIS? New Lawsuit Alleges So

Following the murder of her husband at the hands of international terrorist organization ISIS, California widow Tara Fields is now suing Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) for its alleged role in the killing.

According to Fields’ lawsuit, Twitter did not "take any meaningful action to stop" ISIS's use of its service during the time of the organization's explosive growth.

"For years, Twitter has knowingly permitted the terrorist group ISIS to use its social network as a tool for spreading extremist propaganda, raising funds and attracting new recruits," the lawsuit alleges.

Related Link: ISIS And Investment: How Terrorism Strikes The Global Economy

Carl Fields was one of two Americans that was killed in a November 9 ISIS attack on a police training facility in Amman, Jordan.

In a statement released in response to the lawsuit, Twitter categorically denied any culpability.

"We have teams around the world actively investigating reports of rule violations… partnering with organizations countering extremist content on line and working with law enforcement entities when appropriate," the statement reads.

Disclosure: the author holds no position in the stocks mentioned.

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