January 10, 2017

Wife of N.Y man killed in Brussels bombing suing Twitter for allowing ISIS florish on social media


The fiancée of Alexander Pinczowski, a New York man killed alongside his sister in the Belgium bombing, is suing Twitter for allowing the Islamic State to flourish on the popular network.

Anne Cameron Cain accused the social media giant of failing to stop the terrorist group from embracing Twitter as a "powerful weapon for terrorism."


Her 92-page lawsuit alleges ISIS uses Twitter to recruit, spread propaganda and intimidate during attacks, such as the Brussels airport massacre that killed her 29-year-old fiance and future sister-in-law in March 2016, the NY Daily new reports.

Cain’s case recalls Pinczowski's final moments checking into the Brussels Airport.He planned to fly home to New York and was joined by his 26-year-old sister, Sasha, at the last minute. Pinczowski was on the phone with his father when the deadly blast ripped through the check-in area, killing 32 people.

“The phone sounded like it went underwater and then went dead,” recalled Pinczowski’s father in court documents.

In a statement Monday, Cain urged Twitter to cut off its network to “those who would destroy our way of life.”

The victims are demanding unspecified damages for the wrongful death case following a trial by jury.

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