Two youngsters proceeded with an aver that the social media giant, Twitter had benefited from sex trafficking involving them as teenagers when it published child pornographic videos on its website, but they can’t chase other claims, a federal court in California ruled.
Chief Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero said on Thursday for the US District Court for the Northern District of California that the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act’s requirements for civil claims which includes knowledge requirements that are less strict than those for criminal charges brought under the this Act, allowing the benefit claim.
He said that the remainder of the claims fail either because the prosecutor alleged them defective or because they’re blocked by the Communications Decency Act.
Judge Spero said that their claim is different from one that the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that recently allowed in a case against social giant maker "Snap over a speed filter that allegedly led to a fatal car crash".
As per the court, the accused, who are suing under the sobriquet John Doe and John Doe claiming they were impetrated at age of 13 for sex trafficking and manipulated into providing pornographic content of themselves to the trafficker.
The social media giant, Twitter allegedly refused to remove the tweets when first informed of them and the posts were reportedly viewed more than 167,000 times.
As per Spero, the facts does not fits the claim for direct sex trafficking under a correct reading of the TVPRA’s language.
Spero disagreed with the conclusion of a federal district court in Florida on the standards for such a claim and said that they’re not as rigid as criminal requirements.