On Wednesday, the Senate passed the Stop Enabling Sex-Trafficking Act by a bipartisan consensus of 97-2. SESTA amends Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, a federal provision which protects online publishers – from Facebook to The Erotic Review – from being held liable for third-party user posts on their sites.

This development comes nearly a month after the House of Representatives passed the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act or FOSTA at a vote of 388-25, making posting or hosting online prostitution ads a federal crime.”

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