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Controversial sex-trafficking bill passes the House of Representatives

The Verge ---------- The House of Representatives passed the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (or FOSTA), a measure closely related to the SESTA bill introduced in the Senate last year. The measure passed on a 388-25 vote, with 14 Republicans and 11 Democrats voting in opposition. The bill would make websites criminally liable for hosting ads and other content linked to a sex-trafficking enterprise. The result would be a major exception to existing Safe Harbor provisions, and has been opposed by groups like the EFF and ACLU for its potential impact on online speech. In a tweet after the vote, EFF called FOSTA’s passage “a dark day for online communities. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.

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