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As more information emerges from the “Twitter Files” about how the social media giant was administered before Elon Musk took over, some of its past bosses — such as ex-CEO Jack Dorsey — seem to be getting very nervous.
Most recently, a lawsuit was filed against Twitter claiming that its previous managers refused to take down images and videos of a teenage sex trafficking victim because they shockingly claimed it “didn’t find a violation” of the company’s policies in the posts, the New York Post reported.
The lawsuit was filed in the Northern District of California on Wednesday and alleges that Twitter made money off the videos and images of a 13-year-old boy engaging in sex acts, videos that the suit says was child porn, and sexual abuse material.
This is not the first time Twitter has been sued for allowing sex traffickers to remain unopposed on the site.
The now 17-year-old boy says that sex traffickers began talking to him while posing as a 16-year-old girl on Snapchat, and eventually they began sending each other explicit nude photos.
Eventually, the teen says that the traffickers began blackmailing him, threatening to release the photos to his parents and school friends unless he did what they ordered him to do, the filing adds.
The videos they demanded that he send them quickly became more explicit and he even agreed to include another child in them. The victim finally blocked the blackmailers, but not long afterward his videos and photos started showing up on Twitter, posted on accounts known to share child sexual abuse material.
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