Texas Justices Mull Facebook's Immunity In Trafficking Suits

Law360 (February 24, 2021, 8:32 PM EST) -- The Texas Supreme Court questioned during oral arguments on Wednesday the scope of immunity outlined in the Communications Decency Act and whether it can be used to end a lawsuit accusing Facebook of providing an unrestricted platform for predators to exploit, extort and recruit children into the sex trade.

Facebook is seeking dismissal of three lawsuits filed by minors ages 13, 14 and 16 — known as Jane Does in the suits — who accuse the social networking company of providing the platform that resulted in their being trafficked. A Harris County district judge and a Houston appellate court rejected arguments...

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