On June 12, Mateen killed 49 people and wounded another 53 in an attack on gay nightclub Pulse.
The suit, filed on Monday by the families of Tevin Crosby (right), Juan Ramon Guerrero and Javier Jorge-Reyes, alleges that all three companies “knowingly and recklessly” allowed for accounts associated with ISIS to exist and allowed the extremist group “to use its social networks as a tool for spreading extremist propaganda, raising funds, and attracting new recruits,” according to reports.
Although many social media companies have shut down any pro-ISIS activity, the suit claims that such activities continue. It pinpoints Google as being primarily involved because YouTube is sometimes used by ISIS to post videos.
“Without Defendants Twitter, Facebook, and Google (YouTube),” it states, “the explosive growth of ISIS over the last few years into the most feared terrorist group in the world would not have been possible.”
Mashable reports that in June, Twitter, Facebook and Google were also sued by the family of 23-year-old Nohemi Gonzalez who was killed in the Paris terrorist attacks.
(Tevin Crosby image via Twitter)