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Those moves, and others by less popular sites, appeared to validate the concerns of the bill’s opponents, who said the measure would prompt some site operators to ban or remove content to avoid running afoul of the new law.The measure weakens the “Good Samaritan” clause in Section 230 that protected internet companies trying their best to moderate illegal sex trafficking on their platforms.Moving forward, we are prohibiting transactions that are either illicit or strictly controlled.Communities focused on such transactions and users who attempt to conduct them will be banned from the site.”Reddit declined to say whether its policy change was related to FOSTA, but the company signed a letter to members of Congress earlier this month protesting the bill. COM - Mar 23 - Craigslist has closed its dating ads section in the US, in response to a new bill against sex trafficking.
Liara Roux, a sex worker, political organizer, and adult-media producer and director, says a handful of other sites shut advertising forums, including The Erotic Review and City Vibe, hours after FOSTA passed.
Hopefully we can bring them back some day.” Craigslist did not respond to questions from WIRED.
Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut), a cosponsor of the bill, derided Craigslist's announcement.
“[E]verything we've been warning people about for a year has been proven true within 24 hours, before it's even signed into law,” Roux said in an email to WIRED.
Verify Him, a tool that helps sex workers avoid abusive clients and describes itself as “the biggest dating blacklist database on earth,” also said Thursday that it is “working to change the direction of the site.” Kate D' Adamo, a partner with the consulting firm Reframe Health and Justice, says Verify Him has been a particularly vital safety and screening mechanism for sex workers.
President Trump is expected to soon sign the measure into law.