ARE SOCIAL NETWORKS GUILTY FOR PARIS ATTACK
We all remember what has happened in Paris in November, 2015. A series of terrorist attacks have happened on 13thNovember.
Now the father of an American student who was killed in Paris during the attack has sued technology companies for being guilty for the attack. The man is called Reynaldo Gonzalez and his daughter Nohemi was killed with other 130 people.
He believes that Google, Facebook and Twitter have helped the extremists to have enough information. By letting the terrorist groups to use their social networks, they are actually enabling them to spread their ‘extremist’ propaganda, attract people who will to work for them and raise fund for their radicalist activity, in other words, simply to operate wider.
One of the fundamental reasons that the terrorist group ISIS has grown bigger only in a few years is Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube have always provided the infrastructure to them. In some research reports, it was explained that Islamic State uses social networks, most importantly Twitter, to send their messages to the world.
In response to the legal action against them, the above mentioned social networks have argued that they have policies against violence and extremist material and they remove any such material posted on their platforms when, in Google’s case, if the users flag it.
Facebook authorities said that if they have noticed anything suspicious or extremist which would make them assume that there was going be a terrorist attack, they would have contacted to the authorities.