The lawsuit charges social media corporations with “providing material support to terrorist groups and profiting from the content those groups posts.”
A new lawsuit claims social media companies created a hostile atmosphere that led to a gunman shooting and killing five Dallas officers last July.
The suit alleges Facebook, Google and Twitter are sponsors of terrorism because they allow inflammatory posts and that they make money from the posts by the ads they attach to them.
The lawsuit aims to force social media sites to have strict content regulations, but legal experts say the case will be difficult to prove. Dallas attorney Nicole Knox, who is not a part of the lawsuit, said it seems unlikely the suit would be successful.
“It’s a tough sale from a moral standpoint that we’re allowing this to happen, but under the law I think it’s permitted,” Knox said.
ISIS posted a new YouTube video in early June this year of the July 7 ambush shootings using footage from a bystander’s cell phone in a parking garage showing officers under siege at Main Street and Lamar.