What To Do If You’ve Been Victimized By Twitter
Could I Qualify for a Lawsuit?
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The Lawsuit: John Doe #1 and John Doe #2 v. Twitter
For a copy of the Complaint, CLICK HERE.
In the lawsuit filed in early 2021, the Plaintiffs, John Doe #1 and John Doe #2, allege that they were solicited and recruited for sex trafficking at the age of 13. Later, child sexual abuse material depicting them was disseminated on Twitter while they were still minors. Both plaintiffs were harmed by Twitter’s distribution of the material depicting their sexual abuse and trafficking, and by Twitter’s knowing refusal to remove the images of their sexual abuse (child pornography) when notified by John Doe #1 and his parents.
When Twitter was first alerted to harmful and illegal material and the ages of the children, Twitter refused to remove it and instead continued to promote and profit from the sexual abuse of the children. Twitter even reported back to one survivor that the video in question did not in fact violate any of its policies and would not be taken down. This refusal resulted in the child sexual abuse material accumulating over 167,000 views before direct involvement from a federal law enforcement officer finally induced Twitter to remove the child sex abuse material.
Can I Join the Lawsuit Against Twitter?
If you or someone you know have had child sexual abuse material posted on Twitter, and the platform knew or should have known it was there but either failed to act or refused to act, then it’s possible (though not guaranteed) that you might have a case against the platform. If Twitter has failed to remove or refused to remove child sexual abuse material, please contact us below to discuss your potential claim or fill out the form on this page.