Families of Pulse shooting victims sue Twitter, Facebook, Google

  /  12.20.2016

Three of the families of men killed in the June 12 shooting massacre at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub have filed lawsuits against social media juggernauts Facebook, Twitter, and Google.

Loved ones of victims Juan Ramon Guerro, Tevin Crosby and Javier Jorge-Reyes filed the lawsuit in Detroit Federal Court on Monday accusing the companies of playing a hand in inspiring Omar Mateen, who mercilessly shot and killed 49 people at Pulse in June, to commit his horrific act.

The lawsuit claims terrorist organizations such as ISIS use the social media organizations to spread hate, bigotry and recruit and are not policed strictly enough.

After his cowardly shooting spree at Pulse, Mateen spoke of being devoted to ISIS during 911 calls. He was later killed by police.

On Tuesday, Facebook responded to the lawsuit noting they take action to remove any hate-filled content when it is flagged, saying in a statement to the press:

“We are committed to providing a service where people feel safe when using Facebook. We sympathize with the victims and their families.” Twitter and Google have not responded as of yet.

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