Reddit not liable for pornographic posts of underage girls

July 13, 2021Media Mention
Daily Journal

First Amendment and litigation partner Doug Mirell commented to the Daily Journal about a class action that accuses Reddit of allowing child pornography and other unlawful content to appear on its platform.  U.S. District Judge James V. Selna granted Reddit’s motion to stay discovery largely as a result of the immunity it enjoys under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act – a ruling that should portend well for Reddit’s still-pending dismissal motion.


"With respect to the federal trafficking claim, the court says that it 'does not see any indication from the facts alleged that plaintiffs would be able to state a claim,'" Mirell pointed out. "On at least that cause of action, Judge Selna might be prepared to grant the dismissal motion with leave to amend. Otherwise, I would not be surprised to see the remaining claims dismissed with prejudice."