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Twitter Profited from Child Porn, Refused to Take it Down Until Feds Got Involved: Lawsuit

Added 01-21-21 02:34:02pm EST - “Twitter used child pornography to profit and refused to take it down until the Department of Homeland Security became involved, according to a new lawsuit.” - Mediaite.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Mediaite.com: “Twitter Profited from Child Porn, Refused to Take it Down Until Feds Got Involved: Lawsuit”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Twitter used child pornography to profit and refused to take it down until the Department of Homeland Security became involved, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday.

The suit, filed by an unnamed 17-year-old teen and his mother in the Northern District of California, claims the website was used to circulate child sexual abuse material (CSAM) featuring the teen when he was as young as 13 — along with other victims. The company purportedly refused to take the content down, telling the complainants in January 2020, “If you believe there’s a potential copyright infringement, please start a new report.”

“What do you mean you don’t see a problem?” the teen replied. “We both are minors right now and were minors at the time these videos were taken. We both were 13 years of age. We were baited, harassed, and threatened to take these videos that are now being posted without our permission. We did not authorize these videos AT ALL and they need to be taken down.”

Twitter took the content down, according to the lawsuit, only after the teen’s mother was able to make contact with an agent in the Department of Homeland Security, who contacted the company.

“Only after this take-down demand from a federal agent did Twitter suspend the user accounts that were distributing the CSAM and report the CSAM to the National Center on Missing and Exploited Children,” the suit said, noting the video racked up more than 167,000 views before the removal.

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