Many online dating services undertake some efforts to screen out dangerous or problematic members, but what should the law do if those screening efforts aren't perfect?
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Indeed, a 2007 case, involving the website Sex Search, dealt with a virtually identical situation.
An underage user signed up for an account and represented she was over 18; a male met her offline for "consensual" sex; and then he was prosecuted for felony statutory rape.
In that lawsuit, an underage girl bypassed My Space's age restrictions, connected with an adult male on the site, and met him in person, where he proceeded to sexually assault her.
The court held that My Space wasn't liable for failing to prevent the girl from connecting with the male because of Section 230.