Kids sue Snapchat for ‘corrupting’ them with sexually explicit content

Some children are suing Snapchat due to some of the content on the app.


by Eden-Olivia Lord |
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Snapchat is a social media app used by many people. If you take a look at your 'stories' you'll watch people hang out with their friends, people talking about how bad their day has been, and you may even have a few celebrities on there.

However as of recent, the app has come under fire after a group of children have decided to sue the company.

Infamous lawyer Mark Geragos – who has represented Michael Jackson in the past – filed a lawsuit against the company after claiming the new feature Snapchat Discover has topics that are too inappropriate for all users.


The lawyer gave four examples of some topics that have featured:

    Which are, quite frankly, definitely far too inappropriate for children.

    This isn't the first time the app has come under fire, in the past people were not happy with the filter available to use on National Weed Day.

    The lawsuit seeks a $50k penalty for each violation of the Communications Decency Act, and it also wants Snapchat to warn parents and children of the graphic content.

    However a representative of Snapchat recently told TMZ: "We are sorry if people were offended.

    "Our Discover partners have editorial independence, which is something that we support."


    Snapchat users, are you breaking the law without realising it?

    What do you make of the lawsuit?

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