Sex workers don't like Safe Tech
In this Vice article you'll learn about:
- 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.