Twitter Facing Second Child Sex Trafficking Lawsuit
A second underage victim of sex trafficking through Twitter joined the January lawsuit.
The names of the plaintiffs were not disclosed, but they are assisted by The National Center on Sexual Exploitation Law Center (NCOSE), The Haba Law Firm and The Matiasic Firm.
“The plaintiff, John Doe #2, joins the federal lawsuit originally filed by John Doe #1, alleging that both boys were trafficked by Twitter. The First Amended Complaint, John Doe #1 and John Doe #2 v. Twitter, Inc. was filed on April 7 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California,” reports End Sexual Exploitation.
According to the plaintiffs' accusations, Twitter was fully aware of the illegal activities of pedophile rings on its site, and even after providing them with links to illegal photos and videos, tech support refused to remove child porn.
Moreover, according to the plaintiff, Twitter refused to remove the prohibited content, citing the fact that this does not violate the rules of using the social media.
“This lack of care and proper attention resulted in the child sexual abuse material of John Doe #1 and John Doe #2 accumulating over 167,000 views before direct involvement from a law enforcement officer, who was finally able to have Twitter remove the child pornography material.”
“These two young men have suffered severe anguish and trauma at the hands of Twitter. Twitter had everything it needed to do the right thing and prioritize the safety and privacy of these children before its own profits. Our lawsuit seeks to hold Twitter accountable for knowingly profiting from the sexual abuse and trafficking of children and the re-victimization of these two boys,” said Lisa Haba, partner at The Haba Law Firm.
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