Twitter Moves To Dismiss Child Porn Lawsuit Citing Section 230 Immunity

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Twitter filed a motion Wednesday to dismiss a bombshell lawsuit filed in January concerning the sexual exploitation of a minor on their platform by citing protections from Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act — a controversial clause that has protected Big Tech from viewpoint discrimination and, in this case, they claim, child pornography being hosting on their platforms. The suit in question alleges that a young boy who was solicited and recruited for sex trafficking had to endure material depicting his own sexual abuse being promoted on Twitter, even after attempts were made to remove the content. “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,” reads Twitter’s motion to dismiss, according to The Blaze.

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