Big tech was a major reason for Joe Biden’s election victory.
He could not have won without Twitter and other platforms suppressing harmful stories.
But one shocking lawsuit may ruin Twitter for good.
Donald Trump was banned from every single social media platform after the horrific Capitol Hill riot.
But when it comes to shutting down sex trafficking, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and the people in charge are much slower to respond.
That’s why Twitter is being sued by a minor (called “John Doe” to protect his identity) for having his sexual abuse shared widespread on the platform.
John Doe was a 13 years old.
He was trafficked.
His abuse was watched 167,000 views and 2,223 retweets on Twitter.
Twitter told Doe that it didn’t violate their terms of service.
Twitter sued for allegedly refusing to remove child porn https://t.co/fJzQwqVb0d
— Eliza (@elizableu) January 21, 2021
Eliza Bleu, a victim advocate and survivor of human trafficking, challenged Dorsey to do something about the proliferation of child pornography on the platform.
“John Doe serves as a voice for countless victims and survivors in the United States and around the world…Most of the children being abused cannot report their abuse to Twitter. Big tech has shown consistently that they are unwilling to remove the child sexual abuse material and human trafficking from their platforms at scale. So, much as we have seen in times past, it takes brave survivors stepping forward to create change,” Blue stated.
Twitter can censor and fact-check the president of the United States, but somehow can’t get rid of despicable and illegal content.
Human trafficking is just one of the problems exacerbated by the Biden administration’s lax immigration policies.
Nearly one in three women and girls are sexually assaulted while traveling north to the United States.
Human trafficking represents a $150 billion a year industry and Twitter is being used to facilitate it.
Twitter and other platforms have been given unbelievable latitude in how they control speech.
The company needs to be held accountable as a publisher if speech is going to be monitored and curtailed, but sex trafficking is not.