Post Profile

Internet Censorship Bills Won't Help Catch Sex Traffickers

In the most illuminating part of last week's House subcommittee hearing on the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA, H.R. 1865), Tennessee Bureau of Investigation special agent Russ Winkler explained how he uses online platforms—particularly Backpage—to fight online sex trafficking. Winkler painted a fascinating picture of agents on his team posing as johns, gaining trust with traffickers, and apprehending them.
read more


Related Posts

Another Dubious Sex Trafficking Study

News : The Agitator

A recent report (PDF) by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation claimed that the state is a major hub for sex trafficking. The report generated outraged media coverage and, of course, a full slate of new laws. (Not of all which are n...

U.S. House internet censorship bill is just like the Senate bill, except worse

Technology : Venture Beat

There are two bills racing through Congress that would undermine your right to free expression online and threaten the online communities that we all rely on. The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA, S. 1693) and the Allow Stat...

Tennessee Human Trafficking: Sting Operation Nabs 41 People, Many Looking For Sex With Minors

News : The Inquisitr - News

A sting operation conducted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation concluded with the arrests of 41 people involved with human trafficking in Tennessee. Fourteen of those arrested were involved in human trafficking in Nashville. T...

Senate Passes Human Trafficking Bill With Abortion Restrictions On Victims

News : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The Senate passed a sex trafficking bill on Wednesday after a bitter, weekslong fight over an anti-abortion provision tucked into it. The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act passed 99-0. At its core, the bill has ha...

Sex Trafficking Expert: CDA 230 Helps Victims And SESTA Would Harm Trafficking Victims

Industries / Law : Techdirt

Over the last few weeks, we've been talking about SESTA -- the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act. Part of our argument is that the bill will be completely counterproductive to its own goals. As we explained in a letter to Congress (...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC