The bill seeks to clarify the country’s existing sex-trafficking laws by updating Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act in a well-meaning attempt to protect sex workers.
And while no one supports the idea of sex trafficking, the legislation targets websites that actually help sex workers do their jobs safely.
Sex work is valid, acceptable, and should absolutely be acknowledged and supported en masse.
The rights of sex workers should be discussed freely, openly, and passionately on days like International Women’s Day.
It’s also raising important questions about free online speech, which is why even tech companies are concerned about FOSTA’s potential overreach. We can't take such risk without jeopardizing all our other services, so we are regretfully taking Craigslist personals offline. To the millions of spouses, partners, and couples who met through Craigslist, we wish you every happiness!
" The bill is currently awaiting President Donald Trump’s signature, so we don’t have a clear picture of its long-term implications.
One of the most convoluted and misunderstood conversations right now is about sex trafficking and sex work.
It’s very important to be clear that there are big differences between the two.
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