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The UK Wants Its Own Version of FOSTA/SESTA That Could Push Sex Workers Off the Internet The UK Wants Its Own Version of FOSTA/SESTA That Could Push Sex Workers Off the Internet

The passage of the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) and the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA)—two well-intentioned but ultimately deeply-flawed laws—have been devastating for sex workers in the United States by pushing them off the internet. Despite the heaps of criticism, the laws have attracted,…

Sex Workers Fight Back Against a Dangerous Law by Stepping Into the Spotlight Sex Workers Fight Back Against a Dangerous Law by Stepping Into the Spotlight

“We’re allowed to be angry now in news media,” says Red S. We’re sitting on a park bench as people slowly trickle in with red headbands, armbands, boots, and umbrellas. It’s unforgivingly hot, but the gathering crowd has a visible energy. People are huddled on the ground, excitedly making signs, while others rush to…

Facebook Already Spent $3.3 Million Lobbying This Year Facebook Already Spent $3.3 Million Lobbying This Year

Facebook spent $3.3 million on lobbying in the United States during the first quarter of 2018, disclosures filed with the government Friday showed. The multi-million dollar effort marks the largest tab the company has ever racked up on lobbying in a single quarter.

Trump Signs 'FOSTA’ Into Law, Enabling Internet Censorship That Puts Sex Workers at Risk Trump Signs 'FOSTA’ Into Law, Enabling Internet Censorship That Puts Sex Workers at Risk

President Donald Trump signed a controversial bill today that’s designed to combat sex trafficking online, but has incited strong opposition from sex workers who say that the law, if enacted, will jeopardize their safety.

Microsoft Comes for the Trolls With 'Offensive Language' Ban on XBox Microsoft Comes for the Trolls With 'Offensive Language' Ban on XBox

Beginning in May, Microsoft will begin enforcing some new rules for users of its products, and a lot of people aren’t going to be happy when the ban hammer comes swinging. According to the new user agreement, people can have their accounts suspended or closed for violations including “offensive language.”

Craigslist Is Shutting Down Its Personals Section Craigslist Is Shutting Down Its Personals Section

In response to the Senate passing H.R.1865, an anti-online sex trafficking bill that has the potential to seriously harm consenting, adult sex workers, Craigslist has shuttered its all of its personals sections. Even the platonic ones.

Senate Passes SESTA, Controversial 'Anti-Sex Trafficking' Bill That Could Ruin the Internet and Harm Sex Workers Senate Passes SESTA, Controversial 'Anti-Sex Trafficking' Bill That Could Ruin the Internet and Harm Sex Workers

On Wednesday, the Senate approved a bill that on its face is intended to curb online sex trafficking. However, experts say it will increase online censorship, stifle innovation, and make everyone less safe online. The House had already passed a version of the bill and it will likely become law in a short time. Now,…

Now, Silicon Valley Is Totally Cool With a Bill That Could Ruin the Internet  Now, Silicon Valley Is Totally Cool With a Bill That Could Ruin the Internet 

Silicon Valley has decided to throw its support behind the so-called Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017 (SESTA) that is sure to have enormously damaging consequences for the internet. Previously, most big tech giants opposed the legislation. But this week, Congress started intimating that they might need to…

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