US Magistrate Judge Dismissed lawsuit holding Google Facebook and Twitter to liable as victims of Mass shooting in 2015 at Bernardino California for allowing Islamic state to flourish on their social platforms.
The decision was taken on late Monday by Federal Judge Laurel Beeler in San Francisco saying the attack which killed 14 People and Injured 22 and others was not a direct result of the companies providing information about Islamic State.
The Judge Wrote, “A contrary conclusion poses boundless litigation risk and is not tenable given how interconnected communication services are with modern economic and social life”.
Judge Also found no liability for aiding and abetting terrorism under the 2016 Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, Found allegations that companies only know Islamic state were using their services.
The Plaintiff Include the Victim and victim Relatives of 2 December 2015 attack at government building by Syed Farooq, A US Born Son of Pakistani immigrants and his wife Tashfeen Fatima a Pakistan national.
Authorities Discovered that Couple was fascinated by Islamist Militants, both of them died in a police shootout soon after the attack. Islamic State confirmed the couple was their followers.
Judge Beeler the case with Prejudice that means they cannot be filled again and citing other court rejections of a similar claim. As Federal law gives Companies a shield from liability for content posted by their user.
The Plaintiff lawyer Keith Altman said on Wednesday the decision made by the judge is “not a surprise” and that issues including the impact of JASTA and what constitutes direct liability should be addressed at the appellate level.
Altman Plan to File a similar Lawsuit to federal court in Cincinnati against these three companies for Shooting at pulse Nightclub in Orlando which killed 49 People, the shooter Omar Mateen was later killed by police.
While Google, Facebook, and Twitter Did not Immediately respond to the comment request.