Why the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act is the Wrong Solution
Date:  09-15-2017

Human trafficking expert claims SESTA is flawed
From The Crime report:

Last month, a bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill that would make websites liable for publishing information that facilitates sex trafficking. The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act has since become the center of a stormy debate between those who believe this measure will curb a practice that exploits thousands of young women every year, and tech industry giants like Google and their supporters who argue that it threatens free speech.

But the fundamental problem with the bill, sponsored by Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut), is that it doesn’t address the real issues at stake —and in fact may do more harm than good.

The measure is not based on any theoretical or empirical research; nor does it reflect an authoritative understanding of the scope and history of how commercial sex and sex trafficking are sold in the United States. Continue reading >>>