Supreme Court declines hearing on case of student suing Snapchat

The U.S Supreme Court refused to hear a case determining if a student can sue Snapchat for its role in sexual abuse by a teacher. The company’s lawyers told the court, ““Snapchat is no more responsible for the teacher’s criminal acts than the phone company that hosted her text messages to petitioner or the car that drove the teacher to school.” (USA TODAY, July 2, 2024 by Maureen Groppe)

A 36-year-old teacher, now serving a 10-year prison term, groomed a 15-year-old by using Snapchap to send him sexually explicit content. A lower court found that Snapchat was shielded by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act holding that a platform is not liable for content posted by users. (, June 2, 2024, by John Kruzel of Reuters)

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