Family sues Facebook, Google, Twitter over father’s death in Barcelona terror attack

The daughters of Jared Tucker, who was killed in the August 17, 2017 terrorist attack in Barcelona, have filed a lawsuit against Facebook, Google, and Twitter, reports Christopher Carbone in the NY Post. They claim that the companies “for years knowingly and recklessly provided the terrorist group ISIS with accounts to use its social networks as a tool for spreading extremist propaganda, raising funds and attracting new recruits.”

The attack, in which a terrorist drove deliberately into a crowd of people on Las Ramblas, killed 13 people and injured 130.

The suit has been filed under and depends on interpretation of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which passed last year and enables victims of terrorism and their families to file suit against countries, persons or entities that provide material support to terrorist organizations.

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