Activision and Meta are being sued by the families of the Texas shooting victims

Jakarta (MidLand) – Activision, the developer of the game “Call of Duty”, and the technology company Meta, have been sued by the families of the victims of the 2022 school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

The victim’s family also sued firearms manufacturer Daniel Defense on Monday, IGN reported. The lawsuit was filed exactly 2 years after the shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers.

The victim’s family accused Activision, Meta and Daniel Defense of playing a role in encouraging the perpetrator to carry out the mass shooting.

The perpetrator is known to be a teenager named Salvador Ramos who was 18 years old at the time of the incident. According to Josh Koskoff, the victim’s family’s attorney, Ramos became obsessed with firearms several months after playing the game “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.”

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“Within a week of downloading Modern Warfare on November 5, 2021, mobile shooters showed a growing obsession with the weapons and accessories associated with the game,” Koskoff said.

Subsequently, Ramos studied the model of the firearm that would be used in his action at Daniel Defense and uploaded several posts about firearms on the social network Instagram.

In his lawsuit, Koskoff also accused Instagram of allowing posts containing violent content and firearms to circulate on the platform.

“If Instagram can stop people from posting photos of their private parts, it can also stop people from posting photos of AR-15s,” Koskoff said.

The lawsuit against Activision and Meta comes just days after the same 19 Uvalde families reached a $2 million legal settlement with the city, where they were also represented by Koskoff.

They also filed a series of new lawsuits against Texas Department of Public Safety officers and the Uvalde school district, including a lawsuit worth $500 million against nearly 100 Texas State Police troopers.

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Translator: Farhan Arda Nugraha
Editor: Zita Meirina
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