This bill updates the Communications Decency Act (CDA) which inadvertently protected websites like Backpage.com when they purposely advocated and facilitated online sex trafficking. The Senate Permanent Investigations Committee, chaired by Senator Rob Portman, was able to prove that Backpage.com knowingly advised traffickers as to how to word their online advertisements to skirt the law in order to sell minors for sex through the Backpage.com website.
SESTA is a major victory in the fight against slavery in this country, and a major victory in the fight for freedom for all of our citizens.
For more information on Backpage.com, the largest online market for slavery, and for more information on the Senate battle to stop them, see the resources below.
See the link to the Report: Backpage.com’s Knowing Facilitation of Online Sex Trafficking, written by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Chairman Rob Portman (R-OH). Ranking Minority Member Claire McCaskill, (D-MO).
American mothers battle sex traffickers and Backpage.com on behalf of their trafficked daughters. The film includes the history of Backpage.com, and there are scenes from the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations as they interview the owners of Backpage.com and investigate the website’s role in the selling of minor children for sex.
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