Eleventh Lawsuit Against Social Media Providers for “Materially Supporting Terrorists” Fails–Palmucci v. Twitter

This case is before the same district court judge who handled Fields v. Twitter and Copeland v. Twitter. It involves the 2015 terrorist attack in Paris, but “[t]here are no allegations in the AC that Abaaoud, Laachraoui, or any of the terrorists identified as having played roles in the Paris Attacks used any of defendants’ social media platforms in the preparation for or carrying out the Attacks. However, there are numerous allegations that following the Paris Attacks, ISIS used YouTube to post videos claiming credit for and praising the attacks and used Twitter to announce release of its magazine articles praising the attacks.” In light of the fact that 10 similar cases have all failed in court, the court needs only two brief paragraphs to reject the case. The court’s entire analysis (cites omitted): …the allegations in this case are materially similar to the allegations regarding ISIS’s general use of defendants’ social media…

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