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Now, Silicon Valley Is Totally Cool With A Bill That Could Ruin The Internet 

Photo. Getty 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. Show More Summary

Senator Portman Pushes Forward With SESTA, Despite Being Misinformed

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

It appears that Senator Rob Portman has decided to push forward with SESTA -- the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act -- a bill with problems we've discussed in great detail. Despite previous suggestions that the bill would not move forward until there were important fixes in place, it's now been announced that a committee vote will happen next week. Show More Summary

Is Hollywood 'Exploiting' Anti-Trafficking Organization To Support SESTA?

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We've been a bit perplexed about how much momentum SESTA has. As explained, it's a bill that is called the "Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act" but it has many serious problems that could impact just about any online service, even if they have no idea that they're being used to support sex trafficking. Show More Summary

Campaigners For SESTA See It As A First Step To Stomping Out Porn

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

There are obviously a lot of mixed motivations behind the push for SESTA -- the Stop Enabling Sex Trafficking Act -- with many of those motivations based on good intentions of actually stopping sex trafficking. Of course, we've explained in great detail how SESTA isn't likely to help at all, and is quite likely to make the problem worse. Show More Summary

Google Will Survive SESTA. Your Startup Might Not.

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

There was a shocking moment in this week’s Senate Commerce Committee hearing on the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA). Prof. Eric Goldman had just pointed out that members of Congress should consider how the bill might affect hundreds of small Internet startups, not just giant companies like Google and Facebook. Show More Summary

Senator Blumenthal Happy That SESTA Will Kill Small Internet Companies

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

So, earlier today the Senate Commerce Committee held a two and a half hour hearing about SESTA -- the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017. The panelists were evenly split, with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Yiota...Show More Summary

Why SESTA Is Such A Bad Bill

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We've been talking quite a bit about SESTA -- the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act -- and why it's so problematic, but with hearings today, I wanted to dig in a bit more closely with the text to explain why it's so problematic. There...Show More Summary

Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act is the wrong solution to a serious problem

3 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

A new bill is working its way through Congress that could be disastrous for free speech online. EFF is proud to be part of the coalition fighting back. We all rely on online platforms to work, socialize, and learn. They’re where we go to make friends and share ideas with each other. But a bill […]

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

3 months agoIndustries / 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 (signed...Show More Summary

MAYBE THAT’S THE GOAL: Sex trafficking bill would make the internet a wasteland. Last week, Sens…

MAYBE THAT’S THE GOAL: Sex trafficking bill would make the internet a wasteland. Last week, Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) released the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017 (SESTA). Don’t let the title fool you. It won’t stop sex trafficking — a worthy goal we should all share — but it […]

Social media liberty roundup

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

“Congress is on the cusp of gutting Section 230. This is the threat we’ve always knew was coming” [Eric Goldman, R Street Institute/TechFreedom letter, Emma Llansó/CDT on SESTA, Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act] Psychiatrist sues to...Show More Summary

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