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San Bernardinos Attack Victim Families Sue Facebook, Twitter And Google For Stimulating Terrorism

News by Alex Supertramp Published on 10 May,2017 Updated on 31 May,2017

Fourteen killed, and Twenty-two were seriously injured in the 2015 San Bernardino attack that shook the nation drastically.

The mass shooting and bombing attempt in the inland regional center made FBI spent $900000 on hacking shooter's phone.

SOURCE: ABC15 ARIZONA

In the wake of another shooting in San Bernardino in 2017, families of 3 victims from the 2015 attack have placed a new lawsuit against social media giants Facebook, Twitter and Google.

The Victim families accused the three social networking sites of not making enough effort to close ISIS and terrorism-related accounts and their content.

SOURCE: SLATE.COM

The families also claimed that social media like Twitter, Facebook and Google are providing a platform to terrorist and helping them spread radical ideas. They blamed the social media for the deaths of their loved ones.

They targeted these social networking sites for not only popularizing terrorist’s activities but earning from them via running advertisement against ISIS contents.

SOURCE: YOUTUBE.COM

TMZ reported that victim families claimed San Bernardino shooters, Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik stated they were tremendously influenced by ISIS’s radical ideas on these social media.

SOURCE: CNN.COM

After the 2016 election results, Facebook was heavily criticized for allowing the spread of fake news as well, are social medias more of a bad influence than good? Do these sites need a major shift in their strategies? 

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