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>> Families of the victims of Orlando's Pulse gay nightclub shooting, suing Twitter, Google and Facebook, accusing the companies of providing quote material support to the self-radicalized gunman. Omar Mateen killed 49 people and wounded 53 in June in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. The lawsuit was filed in Detroit on Monday by families of Tevin Crosby, Javier Jorge-Reyes, and Juan Ramon Guerrero, who were killed in the rampage.
Similar lawsuits in the past have faced an uphill battle because technology companies are protected from many lawsuits under Section 230 of the Federal Communications Decency Act, which says website operators are not liable for content posted by others. But tech companies have been stepping up action against extremist content.
The latest lawsuit claims that the companies created unique content by combining ISIS postings with advertisements to target the viewer, and says they share revenue with ISIS for its content. The families are seeking damages and for the court to rule that the sites have violated the Anti-Terrorism Act in the United States.