The bills arose to combat online sex trafficking often perpetuated though sites like Backpage.com, which has classified advertising where people can solicit prostitutes.
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“The failure to understand the technological side effects of this bill — specifically that it will become harder to expose sex-traffickers, while hamstringing innovation — will be something that this Congress will regret,” Sen. It is likely to be signed into law by President Trump.
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Hopefully we can bring them back some day."The legislation -- approved by both branches of Congress -- amends Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act from 1996, which many online platforms saw as a vital protection from liability for content posted by their users.
"Platforms would have to take extreme measures to remove a wide range of postings, especially those related to sex."The bill requires the signature of President Donald Trump before it becomes law.