This November 7, 2013 file photo shows the logo of Twitter on the front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Twitter Inc is being sued by the widow of an American killed in Jordan who accuses the social media company of giving a voice to ISIS, adding to the pressure to crack down on online propaganda linked to "terrorism".Tamara Fields, a Florida woman whose husband Lloyd died in the Nov. 9 attack on the police training center in Amman, said Twitter knowingly let the militant Islamist group use its network to spread propaganda, raise money and attract recruits.She said the San Francisco-based company had until recently given ISIS an "unfettered" ability to maintain official Twitter accounts.Fields accused Twitter of violating the Anti-Terrorism Act, which allows triple damages for providing material support to terrorists.The lawsuit may add to pressure that social media companies such as Twitter and Facebook Inc face to take down posts associated with terrorist groups.Fields said she met that standard, citing Twitter's alleged resistance to numerous requests from U.S. government officials, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and others to do more to keep ISIS off Twitter.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE