(TargetLiberty.org) – Texas judges have struck another blow at the dominance of big tech, ruling that victims can hold social media platforms liable for child sex trafficking. The first company on the firing line is Facebook, but the case could force the whole industry to get its act together.
TEXAS: The Supreme Court has ruled that Facebook can be held liable for sex trafficking on its platform. This follows three lawsuits that involved teenage sex traffic victims, the Houston Chronicle reported.
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On June 25, the Texas Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling that allows survivors of child sex trafficking to sue Facebook for allowing predators to groom them on its platform. For years, social media companies have argued they’re not responsible for what happens on their websites – while, at the same time, they’ve ruthlessly censored Conservatives.
Now, the ruling has given three Texas law firms the green light to sue the social media giant on behalf of clients who were dragged into sexual exploitation via Facebook. The lawsuits say Facebook provides stalkers unrestricted access to “stalk, exploit, recruit, groom, and extort children” into sexual slavery – and now some of those children want the company to compensate them for what they suffered.
Lawyer David E Harris said, “We believe Facebook has an obligation to safeguard its users” – an obligation that, up to now, the company has managed to sidestep.
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