Families of Pulse shooting victims sue Facebook, Google, Twitter

Lawsuit claims sites helped Islamic State spread its message

ORLANDO, Fla. – The families of three Pulse nightclub shooting victims are suing Facebook, Google and Twitter.

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According to USA Today, the families of Tevin Crosby, Javier Jorge-Reyes and Juan Guerrero are suing the sites for providing material to support the Islamic State.

The lawsuit was filed Monday in Michigan.

The Islamic State, or ISIS, uses popular internet services to spread propaganda and attract new recruits.

The gunman in the Pulse nightclub attack, Omar Mateen, pledged his allegiance to ISIS. 

While he was not a member of the terrorist group, investigators said Mateen was inspired by ISIS when he carried out the June attack that killed 49 people.

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