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Sex Workers Explain Why the SAFE TECH Act Will Break the Internet

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Sex Workers Explain Why the SAFE TECH Act Will Break the Internet

Sex workers don't like Safe Tech

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  • In 2018, Congress passed the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), which shut down websites like Backpage and Craigslist Personals. A new bill, the SAFE TECH Act, aims to reform Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

  • Sex workers fear that this could lead to greater censorship of online platforms and safety will be compromised if SAFE TECH passes.

  • The bill would force smaller companies with less resources to over-police user content, in order to avoid legal liability. With that extreme moderation as means of protection, sex workers will be further pushed off the internet.

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