Lawsuit alleges Twitter wouldn’t remove child porn, saying it didn’t violate policy

Lawsuit alleges Twitter wouldn’t remove child porn, saying it didn’t violate policy

[Ed. – This is the same Twitter that suspended the president’s account because he said the election was stolen.  It took federal government intervention to get the offending content taken down]

The federal suit, filed Wednesday by the victim and his mother in the Northern District of California, alleges Twitter made money off the clips, which showed a 13-year-old engaged in sex acts and are a form of child sexual abuse material, or child porn, the suit states.

The teen — who is now 17 and lives in Florida — is identified only as John Doe and was between 13 and 14 years old when sex traffickers, posing as a 16-year-old female classmate, started chatting with him on Snapchat, the suit alleges.

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[I]n 2019, the videos surfaced on Twitter under two accounts that were known to share child sexual abuse material, court papers allege. …

[T]he videos would be reported to Twitter at least three times — first on Dec. 25, 2019 — but the tech giant failed to do anything about it until a federal law enforcement officer got involved, the suit states.

Doe became aware of the tweets in January 2020 because they’d been viewed widely by his classmates, which subjected him to “teasing, harassment, vicious bullying” and led him to become “suicidal,” court records show.

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