Twitter moves to dismiss child porn lawsuit citing Communications Decency Act

Twitter moves to dismiss child porn lawsuit citing Communications Decency Act
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[Ed. – Just amazing.]

Twitter has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit from a minor who claims that the social media platform refused to remove child porn that featured him and another 13-year-old, citing its immunity under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

“Congress recognized the inherent challenges of large-scale, global content moderation for platforms, including the potential for liability based on a platform’s alleged ‘knowledge’ of offensive content if it chose to try to screen out that material but was unable to root out all of it,” Twitter’s legal team states in a motion to dismiss filed Wednesday with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. “Hoping to encourage platforms to engage in moderation of offensive content without risking incurring potentially ruinous legal costs.”…

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