Illinois Woman Sues Social Media Titans Over Growth Of ISIS
Mandy Palmucci is an American woman who was definitely in the wrong place at the wrong time. Back in 2015, she traveled to France to participate in a marathon, and before returning to the states she made sure to visit Paris. Mandy her friend and her sisters stopped into a cafe on Nov. 13, 2015, and everything changed.
According to the Chicago Sun Times, "That’s when three ISIS terrorists — including a man once seen on YouTube saying “it’s nice to see from time to time, the blood of infidels” — attacked. The women dropped to the ground and linked arms. Their arms shook. Their bodies jerked so hard Palmucci thought the bullets had hit her. And she still remembers the screams."
In a new lawsuit, Palmucci alleges that Facebook, Twitter, and Google have aided in the growth of ISIS, "Without the social media platforms, the growth of ISIS over the last few years into the most feared terrorist group in the world would not have been possible."
In a statement, a Facebook spokesperson said, “We sympathize with the victims and their families for their great loss. We are committed to providing a service where people feel safe when using Facebook. Our Community Standards make clear that there is no place on Facebook for groups that engage in terrorist activity or for content that expresses support for such activity, and we take swift action to remove this content when it’s reported to us.”
Honestly, I believe she has a case when talking about Twitter and YouTube. YouTube has definitely benefited as well as Twitter. I think Facebook gets a break here but that could change if someone decided to bring a case against them dealing with Russian meddling in our elections.