In the investigation following the San Bernardino killings where fourteen people were murdered and twenty-two were left injured, authorities learned that one of the killers, Tashfeen Malik, had revealed violent inclinations in her social media activities. Since 2012, Malik had shown allegiance with radical jihad. CBS News made clear that Malik expressed her support in Facebook communications, which were initiated even before her arrival in the United States. At the time of the massacre, there was also a Facebook post on her page expressing her support for ISIL. However, it is unclear whether this message was a red flag of the forthcoming assault.
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Kaye, Laura, "Balancing Privacy With Security" (2016). AELJ Blog. 96.