Facebook and Google Face Multiple Lawsuits

by Admin on December 21, 2016

The internet giants are in hot water both on home turf and abroad


Lawsuits upon lawsuits are piling on for social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter and internet search engine Google according to reports.

Facebook, Twitter and Google are being sued by the families of three victims of the Orlando club shooting over allegations that they provided “material support” to the Islamic State reports Fox News.

Family members of Tevin Crosby, Javier Jorge-Reyes and Juan Ramon Guerrero filed a complaint with the District Court in Michigan claiming that the three internet platforms “provided the terrorist group ISIS with accounts they use to spread extremist propaganda, raise funds, and attract new recruits.” The complaint also claimed that the defendants helped in the “explosive growth” of ISIS.

Google is also currently facing a lawsuit from a former employee who claims that the company’s regulations improperly muzzle employees. The suit claims that Google’s policies are in violation of the California Labor Code under the state’s Private Attorneys General Act. The plaintiff, who chose to remain anonymous, was accused by the company of leaking information to the press.

Reports show that Facebook is in danger of facing a multimillion dollar fine for allegedly misleading the European Union merger inspectors about its Whatsapp takeover.

According to Bloomberg, “The EU’s antitrust authority said Tuesday it suspects Facebook supplied “incorrect or misleading information” on linking data with WhatsApp as officials investigated the tie-up two years ago. Approval for the $22 billion deal isn’t under threat”.

The probe comes after EU Competition Commissioner quizzed Facebook about its sudden change in privacy policy that allows Facebook to draw data from Whatsapp.

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