“Paxton Applauds Supreme Court Ruling on Facebook; Can be Held Liable for Sex Trafficking on its Platform July 06, 2021 | Press Release | Human Trafficking
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton applauds a recent Supreme Court of Texas ruling that Facebook can be held liable for the actions of sex traffickers who use its platform to recruit and prey on children.
The opinion makes it very clear that Big Tech does not have the authority to “create a lawless no-man’s-land on the Internet.” In denying relief to the social media giant, the Court held that the federal Communications Decency Act (CDA) does not leave states powerless to impose liability on websites that knowingly benefit from participation in human trafficking.
Holding internet platforms accountable for their users’ words or actions is unlawful under the CDA, the Court held; but state and federal laws may still hold them accountable for their…
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