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Daugheters Of Man Killed In Barcelona Terror Attack Sues Google, Facebook and Twitter Knowingly and Recklessly Providing Support and Resources To ISIS

The family of a California man killed in the terror attack in Barcelona is suing Facebook, Twitter and Google for their part in ‘aiding, abetting and knowingly providing support and resources’ to ISIS, it has emerged

Jared Tucker, from Walnut Creek, was one of 13 people who died when a van mowed down pedestrians on the Spanish city’s packed La Rambla on August 17.

The three daughters of the 42-year-old, who was celebrating his one year anniversary with wife Heidi Nunes-Tucker in Barcelona when he was killed, have now filed a lawsuit against the tech giants.

According to the New York Post, the complaint claims the firms have ‘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 daughters are being represented by their mother and legal guardian, Danelle Sinclair, the newspaper reports, with the suit filed in the US District Court in Northern California.

The case may depend on the interpretation of parts of the 2016 Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act.

MailOnline has reached out to Facebook, Twitter and Google for comment.

In June, in the wake of a terror attack in London, Facebook vowed to be ‘hostile’ to terrorists. Simon Milner, director of policy at the social media giant, said the company worked ‘aggressively’ to remove extremist content.

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