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originally posted by: sooth
We're talking about something that is already illegal and something that law enforcement already has all the tools they want to go after it if they so desired. So what are we really talking about here? It sure isn't about sex-trafficking and pedophilia. Those activities won't be curbed in the least by this bill. It will continue on as it has since the dawn of human civilization. As will the practice of psychopaths rising to positions of power and trying to take control over everyone they perceive as beneath them.
originally posted by: drewlander
a reply to: rickymouse
I'll star you for contribution but can you be more specific how this will get someone in trouble for flirting?
originally posted by: JoshuaCox
a reply to: rickymouse
If it’s the same law I heard about. It requires every isp to provide a feature that sorts any possible incoming data and can block what they choose.
Supposedly, all the “adult material” as well as child/revenge porn.
Any program set up to sort all the data, can inherently do whatever it wants..
TPTB should just find, track and hack the websites..
Use the websites as bait.
t paves the way to remove any and all freedom from you the user of the web. It has to be stopped. This will pave the way to silence the net as we know it because it will usher in a tyrannical state where your rights are no longer philosophically taken away but in a literal way they will be killing free speech.
As we've been discussing, this afternoon, the House voted both on Rep. Mimi Walters' bad amendment to attach SESTA to FOSTA, and then on the combined bill -- and both sailed through Congress. Somewhat incredibly, this happened even though the Justice Department weighed in with a last minute letter saying that the language in the combined SESTA/FOSTA is so poorly drafted that it would actually make it more difficult to prosecute sex traffickers, and also calling into question whether or not the bill was even Constitutional.
On March 21, Senate passed SESTA, the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017, with a vote of 97-2. And already the bill, an iteration of the FOSTA legislation that cleared the House in February, has had a destabilizing and demoralizing effect on individuals who trade sex.
By contrast, the Senate bill would require proof that a website “knowingly participate[d] in the sex trafficking of children or sex trafficking by force, fraud, or coercion.” But, according to Splinter, “Advocates remain concerned that Congress will revert to the House’s original language when the two bills are reconciled and the final version likely ends up on the president’s desk.”
Backpage has been under increasing pressure in recent years, in part because it featured ads that included what child advocates said were code words for underage girls, including “Amber Alert.”