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.

This entry was posted in General. Bookmark the permalink.
  • One World Observatory

    Learn more about the One World Observatory complimentary ticket program.

  • Categories

  • From the Newsletter

  • Upcoming Events

    1. COVID-19 testing sites in the NYC area

      October 13 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
    2. Application period open for the LeRoy W. Homer, Jr. Foundation Scholarship

      November 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
    3. Buy a beer on Mondays and support the Terry Farrell Foundation – Fort Collins, CO

      November 7 @ 11:00 am - December 31 @ 8:00 pm
    4. NYPD Officer Chris Bramwell needs a kidney urgently

      November 10 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
    5. Warren Fire Department fundraiser for their 9/11 ceremony next year

      November 17, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm