Tech companies sued by family of American man killed in Nice attack

Tech companies sued by family of American man killed in Nice attack

The suit was filed against three tech companies in Silicon Valley (pictured)

Friday, October 13, 2017

A trio of tech companies are being sued by the family of two victims of the terror attack in Nice.

Sean Copland and his 11-year-old son Brodie died after a truck was driven into crowds gathered to celebrate Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais. 

Kim Copeland, the wife of the 51-year-old, filed a lawsuit in northern California against Silicon Valley-based tech giants Google, Facebook, and Twitter. 

She alleges the companies played a role in "aiding, abetting, and providing material support" to the perpetrator of the attack, Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel.

The lawsuit claimed the trio "knowingly and recklessly" provided Islamic State with accounts on their networks which were used to spread extremist content and attract new recruits.

More than 80 people were killed in the terror attack in Nice, which was claimed by Islamic State.