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Six months after a gunman walked into Orlando’s Pulse nightclub and opened fire, families representing three of his victims have sued the world’s biggest social media sites, accusing them of providing ISIS with “material support.”
According to the lawsuit, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube (which is owned by Google) all “provided the terrorist group ISIS with accounts they use to spread extremist propaganda, raise funds, and attract new recruits.”
Witnesses say Orlando gunman Omar Mateen declared his allegiance to the Islamic State during the shooting. Ultimately, he was found not be a member of the group, but the attorney who filed the lawsuit says the social networks are still to blame for making the “explosive growth” of ISIS possible.
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One of the many theories bruited around in the wake of the June 2016 mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was that the event might have been something more than a random killing or an act of Islamic-inspired terrorism. Although the shooter, Omar Mateen, claimed before his death that he carried out the shooting in allegiance to ISIS as a message for the U.S. to halt the bombing in Iraq and Syria, many people theorized that Mateen was himself gay and might have been acting out of some combination of self-loathing and a hatred of homosexuals. Such rumors were backed up by claims that Mateen had used gay dating sites and apps, was a regular customer of the Pulse gay nightclub prior to the shooting, and had gay lovers.
However, FBI investigators say they have not yet found evidence that any of that is true (nor have they found any direct links between Mateen and members of Islamic State).
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
I feel very bad they lost their loved ones in this terrible tragedy but a frivolous lawsuit like this will not likely be won.
I mean why not sue Al Gore for inventing the internet while you are at it since without that you would not have Google, Facebook or Twitter.