Pulse Terrorist Attack Survivors Sue Facebook, Twitter, Google

Last week 16 Pulse shooting survivors filed a federal lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter, and Google claiming they helped spread terrorist propaganda with resulted in the deadly Orlando shooting.

Specifically, the lawsuit claims that the major tech companies helped terrorists by “aiding, abetting, and knowingly providing support and resources to ISIS.” Without major social media website such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google, plaintiffs argue ISIS would not have become a powerful terrorist organization, and the Pulse attack would not have occurred.

On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen killed 49 people and wounded 58 others in a terrorist attack inside of Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

See Colon et al v. Twitter, Inc. et al on Justia Dockets.

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16 Pulse survivors file federal lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter, Google WESH April 5, 2018

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