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Carolina-Connected Case Looks at Liability of Social Media

JLF’s Jon Guze examines a case filed by the daughter of Raleigh attorney and former U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, Jim Cain. Anne Cameron Cain’s husband was killed in a 2016 terrorist attack in Brussels.

In January of this year, Cameron and Nohemi’s mother, Beatriz Gonzalez, sued Twitter for punitive damages pursuant to the ATA. In their complaint, they assert that Twitter “knowingly provided material support and resources to ISIS, a notorious terrorist organization that has engaged in and continues to commit terror attacks, including the … attacks … that murdered … Alexander … Sascha … [and] Nohemi.”

Should Twitter be liable?

Read the rest of Jon’s piece here.

Donna Martinez / Senior Writer and Editor

Donna came to the John Locke Foundation in January 2003 after freelance writing for Carolina Journal and contributing to projects for the North Carolina Education Alliance. He...