Lawsuit Alleges Twitter Refused to Remove Child Porn from Platform After Plea from Minor Involved

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Twitter as a platform is a cesspool for people who like to manufacture things to get angry about, troll others for almost any reason and yes, house violent extremists as long as they believe in the correct ideology. Bad actors use their platform to organize and “incite” violence, but no one’s coming after their website.

Now, Twitter has had a federal lawsuit filed against their politically-biased organization alleging that the platform refused to remove child pornography because they initially said that they “didn’t find a violation” of Twitter’s “policies.”

According to the New York Post:

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.

Allegedly, the minor was being threatened by the sex traffickers with blackmail. They told the kid that unless he kept sending them explicit material, they would tell his “parents, coach, pastor” about the content he’d already sent them.

These are severely sick people.

But because Doe blocked the traffickers, the explicit videos mysteriously began appearing on Twitter. Doe filed complaints with Twitter, but the platform initially responded to him by writing that they “didn’t find a violation” of their policies.

“Thanks for reaching out,” the response read, according to the lawsuit. “We’ve reviewed the content, and didn’t find a violation of our policies, so no action will be taken at this time.”

Maybe if the sick bastards who posted the content to Twitter were Trump supporters Twitter would’ve removed the content and banned the user. But alas, Twitter allegedly did nothing of the sort, which resulted in “teasing, harassment, vicious bullying” by Doe’s classmates and ultimately led him to becoming “suicidal.”

After Doe responded to Twitter in disbelief and made the platform aware that authorities were investigating the case, Twitter allegedly still did nothing. It took a connection to a Department of Homeland Security agent to finally and successfully get the videos removed, again, according to the lawsuit.

Twitter apparently eventually sent a response to the story to the New York Post.

Twitter has zero-tolerance for any material that features or promotes child sexual exploitation. We aggressively fight online child sexual abuse and have heavily invested in technology and tools to enforce our policy.

Our dedicated teams work to stay ahead of bad-faith actors and to ensure we’re doing everything we can to remove content, facilitate investigations, and protect minors from harm — both on and offline.

Social media outlets are refuge for humanity’s worst people. This story “allegedly” proves that.

H/T: The Blaze

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