Attorney Mark Geragos has filed a lawsuit against Snapchat for allegedly exposing children to “sexually explicit” content. On Thursday, Geragos filed the suit against the social media platform The suit specific names Snapchat’s Discover feature, which Geragos’ clients allege is a frequent source of “raunchy” material.
The class action lawsuit seeks a payout of $50,000 for each alleged violation of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, the Act was criticized as a possible, albeit unintentional, interference with one’s ability to practice their first amendment rights
Geragos’ suit, specifically names several examples of these alleged violations. Among those mentioned are “I Got High, Blown, and Robbed When I Was a Pizza Delivery Guy,” “What It Is Really Like to Let People Finger You in Public,” and a BuzzFeed post entitled “23 Pictures That Are Too Real If You’ve Ever Had Sex With a Penis.” The suit also seeks an order that would force Snapchat to adopt some sort of graphic content warning.
This lawsuit comes months after Snapchat was named in a lawsuit in Georgia over a car crash.