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Twitter, Facebook, Google Not Liable for Radicalizing Shooter

Dec. 6, 2019, 1:59 PM

Social media platforms aren’t liable for radicalizing a mass shooter in Dallas, a federal district court in Texas said.

Jesus Retana, who was injured in the shooting, didn’t show a sufficient connection between the terrorist group Hamas’s social media posts and the shooter, Micah Johnson, the opinion by Judge Jane J. Boyle of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas said.

Retana claimed that Twitter, Facebook, and Google gave Hamas material support to radicalize Johnson by allowing it to use their platforms to reach out to potential recruits. He also claimed that Google provided Hamas monetary support ...

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