Facebook sued over Boogaloo-linked killing of federal police officer

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The sister of a slain federal security officer sued Facebook, which has renamed itself to Meta, accusing the social network of bearing responsibility for her brother’s killing because the platform connected users of extremist groups and promoted inflammatory content.

In May 2020, Dave Patrick Underwood was killed in a drive-by shooting while guarding a federal building and courthouse in Oakland during protests over the police killing of George Floyd. The 53-year-old officer was a contractor with the Department of Homeland Security. Federal authorities say the suspected gunman, Steven Carrillo, had ties to the far-right anti-government extremist Boogaloo movement.

  • Source: CNet
  • January 7, 2022
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