Families of victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting sue tech companies
The families of some of the victims of the shooting in the Orlando Pulse nightclub in June 2016 are suing Google, Twitter, and Facebook, as these companies are accused of having a role in the radicalisation of the shooter. According to the lawsuit, ‘without…Twitter, Facebook, and Google (YouTube), the explosive growth of ISIS over the last few years into the most feared terrorist group in the world would not have been possible’. The lawsuit claim that the tech companies even ‘profit from ISIS postings through advertising revenue’. Earlier this year, a similar lawsuit was launched in response to the 2015 Paris attacks. This case is still pending.