Woman Sues Facebook for Allegedly Enabling Sex Trafficking
A Texas woman filed a lawsuit against Facebook this week, accusing the social network of enabling sex trafficking on their platform which led to her rape and assault.
The woman, who filed the complaint in Harris County District Court in Houston, said that she was sex trafficked at 15 years of age by a Facebook friend. She also named the people and founders behind the defunct ads website Backpage.com.
The plaintiff said that Facebook did not do enough to verify the defendant’s identity and that the victim was never warned that sex traffickers were operating on the platform.