Facebook can be charged just the same as any pimp, a judge in Texas has ruled.
It seems that the social media platform’s community standards bans don’t count sex trafficking and a trio of lawsuits in the Longhorn State are challenging that mentality.
Facebook could be held accountable following three lawsuits in Texas, which involved teenage sex traffic victims who met their pimps through the social media platform’s messaging functions, according to a report by the Houston Chronicle.
The social media company is now being sued for negligence and product liability, as prosecutors say Facebook failed to warn about or block sex trafficking from taking place on its platform.
The lawsuits also allege that Facebook benefited from the sexual exploitation of trafficking victims.
Facebook won’t warn or ban pimping, but just try to post critical information about the side effects of the COVID “vaccines” and said post will get a label claiming it is disinformation in nothing flat.
Facebook’s legal team, however, reportedly argued that the company is protected from liability under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA), which states that online platforms are not responsible for third-party content posted on their site.
“We do not understand Section 230 to ‘create a lawless no-man’s-land on the Internet’ in which states are powerless to impose liability on websites that knowingly or intentionally participate in the evil of online human trafficking,” the majority wrote, according to the Houston Chronicle.
“Holding internet platforms accountable for words or actions of their users is one thing, and the federal precedent uniformly dictates that section 230 does not allow it,” the court opinion said.
“Holding internet platforms accountable for their own misdeeds is quite another thing. This is particularly the case for human trafficking,” the opinion continued.
They aren’t responsible for third-party content but feel free to ban it when convenient to them.
Wow. The sooner social media gets reigned in the better.
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