TWITTER SUED BY SURVIVOR OF CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION. The filling alleges Twitter didn’t take appropriate action until it was contacted by a federal agent
January 21, 2021
A minor boy and his mother are suing Twitter, alleging that it benefited from and neglected to remove an exploitative video — featuring him and another minor — which was retweeted thousands of times and at least 167,000 views on the platform.
Announced on Wednesday, the federal lawsuit claims that the minor, John Doe, and his mother repeatedly contacted Twitter about the content, but the social media giant allegedly didn’t suspend accounts distributing it until a federal agent from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) intervened.