Twitter Was Sender Of Unwanted Texts, Judge Says

By Kat Sieniuc (July 5, 2016, 4:05 PM EDT) -- Twitter is ultimately responsible for sending hundreds of text-message tweets to recycled-cellphone users in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, a California federal judge has ruled.

United States District Judge Vince Chhabria rejected Twitter's bid for partial summary judgment Friday, saying its arguments — that the social media giant can't be liable under the TCPA for unwanted tweets delivered via text message because it didn't create said tweets, and that, even if it could be liable, it would be immune under the Communications Decency Act — are both wrong.

"Twitter contends that because the former owner signed up to receive...

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