After Twitter repeatedly refused to remove images and videos involving two teenage boys engaged in sexual acts under duress, one of them and his mother sued the tech giant on Jan. 20.

The disturbing lawsuit argues that Twitter knowingly harbors offenders who traffic in child pornography and profits from it by including ads for sharing this abusive explicit material, according to New York Post. 

The terrible story of sexual harassment began for ‘John Doe’ (assumed name), in 2017, when he was 13 years old. He is now 17 and lives in Florida.

He was tricked by sexual exploiters into exchanging nude photos on Snapchat, and then blackmailed into sending them to people like his “parents, coach, pastor” and others.

He thus agreed to send videos in which he sometimes included a classmate in intimate activities. By blocking the offenders’ accounts Doe thought the nightmare was over.

However, in 2019 it resumed through two Twitter accounts known for sharing child sexual abuse material, but despite reporting them three times they were not deleted. 

Doe’s peers taunted him over the videos to the extent of causing him to become “suicidal” while torturing him with “taunting, harassment, and vicious bullying” in January 2020, the New York Post contends.

Despite persistently denouncing the two tweets that showed child pornography of himself and in addition to being illegal and harmful violated the site’s policies—he got no response.  

Doe’s mother received a response after weeks of filing two complaints on the same issue, in which Twitter refused to take down her son’s material that had already reached 167,000 views and 2,223 retweets. 

“We’ve reviewed the content, and didn’t find a violation of our policies, so no action will be taken at this time,” was the message sent by the network’s representative.  

The situation became unbearable, eventually Doe’s mother connected with a Department of Homeland Security agent and got the videos taken down on Jan. 30, 2020, according to lawsuit documents. 

This sorry tale stands in stark contrast to Twitter’s relentless censorship of those who do not agree to follow its radical leftist narratives. Many users lose years of exchanges with their followers as their accounts are terminated under the application of arbitrary policies that infringe on freedom of expression.