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NEW YORK – The families of three victims from the Orlando nightclub shooting filed a lawsuit on Monday against Twitter, Facebook and Google for providing “material support” to ISIS.
The suit claims that the three companies allowed ISIS access to its social networks for spreading terrorist propaganda, raising money and luring recruits. (The gunman who killed 49 people at the Orlando nightclub in June had repeatedly referenced ISIS.)
“Without Defendants Twitter, Facebook, and Google (YouTube), the explosive growth of ISIS over the last few years … would not have been possible,” according to the suit.
“Our Community Standards make clear that there is no place on Facebook for groups that engage in terrorist activity or for content that expresses support for such activity, and we take swift action to remove this content when it’s reported to us,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement provided to CNNMoney. “We sympathize with the victims and their families.”
Nu Wexler, a spokesman for Twitter, declined to comment on the lawsuit, but pointed to several recent company announcements on combating the spread of violent extremism. Reps for Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
This lawsuit is just the latest to take aim at tech companies for allegedly enabling the rise of terrorism.