For our new fans that are constantly submitting instagrams for us to go after:
WE DO NOT DO THIS. SUBMIT YOUR STORY. WE REVIEW AND POST IT. SIMPLE
The most common misconception is that the site admins contact the “models”. Our original fans know that this is not how it works. We receive stories from a handful of fans that get solicited by Instagram models. They then submit the screenshots.
Can you sue us?
— NO. Under a federal law known as the Communications Decency Act or “CDA”, website operators like TagTheSponsor are generally not liable for “publishing” content from third party users.
This does NOT mean you are helpless if someone has posted false information about you. You can always sue the author. You just can’t sue us for running an online forum that someone else misused.
If you are a lawyer and want to know more about the CDA, please read this: Jones v. Dirty World, LLC, 755 F.3d 398 (6th Cir. 2014).
If you are NOT a lawyer, just watch this
NOTE — this news story was published in June 2014, and the plaintiff did not ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case. This means the judgment in favor of TheDirty is final.