The popular social media website Twitter got on the list for, according to NCOSE, allowing “rampant accounts and posts that function as advertisements for commercial sex, pornography, and even the trading of child sexual abuse materials (i.e. child pornography).”
“Twitter has also failed to prioritize the safety of sex trafficking and child abuse survivors who are exploited on the app,” stated NCOSE.
“Twitter must be held legally accountable, and it must introduce robust and proactive efforts to remove exploitation.”
In January, NCOSE filed a lawsuit against Twitter in United States District Court on behalf of a teenager who said that the company refused to remove sexually graphic videos of himself and another minor posted by sex traffickers.
“This lawsuit seeks to shine a light on how Twitter has enabled and profited from [child sexual abuse material] on its platform, choosing profits over people, money over the safety of children, and wealth at the expense of human freedom and human dignity,” stated the lawsuit.