Congress is considering legislation that aims to deter sex trafficking and hold websites accountable for knowingly facilitating these crimes. A number of companies and in-house counsel are lining up in support of the bill, called the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act.
But SESTA, which would amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, will increase censorship and discourage those that host third-party speech from moderating content, according to the bill’s opponents, including some in-house attorneys.
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