According to the plaintiffs, Facebook, Google and Twitter provided the jihadists too easy to create accounts
The families of three victims killed earlier this year in a nightclub, Pulse Orlando, has filed a lawsuit against three social networks, accusing them of providing “material support” to the perpetrator of the attack.
According to the lawsuit filed by the families Tevin Crosby, Javier Jorge-Reyes and Juan Ramon Guerrero, Facebook, Google and Twitter provided the jihadists of the “Islamic state” is too easy access to create accounts that are used for messaging and fundraising.
According to the plaintiffs, the material support provided by social networks “contributes to the rise of ISIS and allows it to carry out or cause numerous acts of terrorism”.
Oman Matin, opened fire in a nightclub Pulse, both before and at the time of the attack, which killed 49 people and injured 53, has repeatedly stated its commitment to “Islamic state”. The attack was the deadliest incident of mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Facebook representatives in a statement issued on Tuesday, rejected the assertion that the social network provides a space for content that is associated with terrorism, stating that such information is immediately deleted as it is discovered.
“We try to provide our users with services that make people feel safe when using Facebook, the statement reads.– We deeply sympathize with the victims and their families.”
Earlier this month, three social networks, along with Microsoft, announced the creation of a common database for the exchange of “digital fingerprints” to identify messages of a terrorist content.