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Twitter Section 230 immunity appears at risk as US judge ponders sharing of child sexual content on platform

By Mike Swift
  • 06 Aug 2021 17:57
  • 01 Oct 2021 10:28
Twitter might have placed itself outside the legal immunity bestowed on online platforms by US law in initially refusing to take down nude images of two teenaged boys, a federal judge in San Francisco said today, although he appeared to reconsider that view after hearing Twitter’s counterarguments.

US Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero said

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent


Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and SiliconValley.com, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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