Students Sue Snapchat For Faulty Violence Threat Response

Law360 (December 7, 2020, 7:46 PM EST) -- A pair of college students on the receiving end of a string of violent threats sent via Snapchat filed suit in Pennsylvania state court on Friday alleging that the popular messaging app was defectively designed to protect users who engage in harassing behavior.

Bailey Ziencik and Pascale Wasson said in a complaint that Snap Inc., the maker of Snapchat, dragged its feet for over a month in responding to requests from law enforcement for information about a user who ultimately received a four-year federal prison sentence after sending threatening messages to the two women and hundreds of others.

The complaint, filed...

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