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Two Firms, Meta Named In Wrongful Death Lawsuits By Kin Of Uvalde Victims

Three companies are facing wrongful death lawsuits in the Uvalde school shooting of 2022, according to complaints filed in California and Texas, Michelle Watson reported for CNN.


The companies – Meta, Activision, and Daniel Defense – all contributed to the behavior of the shooter Salvador Ramos in one way or another, the suits allege. I Photo: Voice of America 



The suits, which accuse the companies of “grooming” the Robb Elementary School shooter, come after 19 families of students and teachers killed at the school announced that they settled a lawsuit with the city for $2 million.


The companies – Meta, Activision, and Daniel Defense – all contributed to the behavior of the shooter Salvador Ramos in one way or another, the suits allege.



Ramos downloaded the video game “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” in November 2021, according to the complaint filed in California against the publisher of the game, Activision, Meta, and others.


The game featured a weapon from Daniel Defense called the DDM4 V7, which served as “a teaser for players eager to try out the weapon,” the suit alleges.



At the same time, Ramos “was being courted through explicit, aggressive marketing,” on Instagram, the suit said. Meta is the parent company of Instagram, Shimon Prokupecz and Samantha Delouya also reported for CNN.




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