Against social media companies for role in Pulse Night Club shooting Lawsuit dismissed
Apr 18, 2019 09:50 AM EDT
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit against Twitter, Facebook and Google brought by the victims and the families of the victims of the June 2016 Pulse nightclub mass shooting. The shooting in Orlando, Florida, killed 49 people and injured 53.
The plaintiffs' claim was that the technology companies should be held responsible for the shooting because they facilitated the radicalization of the shooter by not strictly regulating the use of their websites. They argued that the shooter was "self radicalized" through viewing content created by the Islamic State and other terrorist organizations on the websites.