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Uvalde Families Sue Meta, Microsoft and Gunmaker Daniel Defense

HeadlineMay 28, 2024

In Texas, families of the victims of the Uvalde massacre have filed lawsuits against Meta, Microsoft and the gunmaker Daniel Defense. The 18-year-old mass shooter used a Daniel Defense rifle when he entered Robb Elementary School on May 24, 2022, and murdered 19 children and two teachers. The families say the Meta-owned Instagram and the Microsoft-owned Activision, which makes the video game Call of Duty, are guilty of marketing the assault-style rifles to teenage boys who play the game, like the Uvalde shooter. The lawsuit argues, “[These companies] are chewing up alienated teenage boys and spitting out mass shooters.”

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