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Lara Logan quits Twitter, FB, Instagram, says she will not contribute to Big Tech companies that 'exploit' children

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Award-winning journalist Lara Logan announced her social media departure on Thursday, noting that she'd be leaving Big Tech platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

What are the details?

In a widely shared announcement, Logan said that she will no longer contribute to social media platforms that, she says, "exploit" children.

She wrote, "I am leaving Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc. I cannot in good conscience contribute to platforms who glorify & enrich themselves at the expense of children who they knowingly exploit. Discovering recently that animals are sexually abused/exploited along w children was a shock."

"I had no idea such depraved ideology was being pushed on this scale or the insidious ways the worst of humanity is normalized, promoted & quietly glorified by the same platforms who censor free speech from truckers, doctors, naturalists, vaccine injured & so on. It's wrong," she added.

Logan concluded, "For now I will be on Gettr, Locals & any platform that prioritizes the rights of children, animals, free speech & basic human decency."

What else is there to know about this?

In May, Twitter attempted to dismiss a child pornography lawsuit by claiming protection under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

The suit was filed by an underage victim, but Twitter stated that even if all of the minor's allegations were true, there would be no "legal basis for holding Twitter liable for the Perpetrators' despicable act."

The victim, named "John Doe," said that the company refused to remove pornographic images and videos of him and another teen because the platform "didn't find a violation of our policies."

The plaintiff's mother said that she had to go as far as to contact a Department of Homeland Security agent to have the offending posts removed.

In the court filing in question, Twitter argued that even if “all” of the minors’ “allegations” are accepted “as true, there is no legal basis for holding Twitter liable for the Perpetrators’ despicable acts.”

"Congress recognized the inherent challenges of large-scale, global content moderation for platforms, including the potential for liability based on a platform's alleged 'knowledge' of offensive content if it chose to try to screen out that material but was unable to root out all of it," Twitter's legal team stated in its motion to dismiss the suit. "Hoping to encourage platforms to engage in moderation of offensive content without risking incurring potentially ruinous legal costs, in 1996 Congress enacted Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act ('CDA § 230'), granting platforms like Twitter broad immunity from legal claims arising out of failure to remove content."

(H/T: The Daily Wire)

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