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Facebook Whose Support Made FOSTA Law, Now Sued for Facilitating Sex Trafficking (techdirt.com)
22 points by tortilla 32 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 3 comments



FOSTA and SESTA are ridiculous laws that both restrict freedom on the web and also make it harder for law enforcement to track down real sex trafficking. I'm not sure what could realistically be done about them though.


It also gives power back to the pimps and abusers over the people it was meant to “protect”.

In reality these laws were just another way to punish women who work in the sex industry. If it were about actually protecting them they would have made laws that target the people in power and the clients the target of enforcement.


This is the standard for many US laws unfortunately. If you're captive as a sex slave, you're turned into a criminal. Minors can be arrested for prostitution. It's absurd.




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