Law enforcement loses this when traffickers switch to private, encrypted, or dark web forums.Many sex-trafficking survivors and victims groups vocally opposed FOSTA, saying it fails to address the things they really need (like housing and job assistance) and will make saving future victims harder.before, on, or after such date of enactment." This is what's known as an ex post facto law, and it's explicitly forbidden by the U. Rather, it's imposing serious burdens while at best doing nothing for trafficking victims and quite likely making their lives worse.For one thing, it incentivizes law enforcement to go after third parties rather than stop traffickers or rescue victims.I brokered my best ongoing "casual encounter" through the Craigslist personals.I know others who met long-term partners and even spouses that way.
(It doesn't apply for federal crimes.) Section 230 says that unless they create the content in whole or part, these platforms shall not be treated as the speaker of such content, and good-faith efforts at content moderation (like banning ads that explicitly mention illegal acts or auto-filtering out content that contains prohibited words) do not change this.
It also takes away an important tool for finding trafficking victims—the open internet.
This new paradigm creates huge incentives for cops and prosecutors to go after websites and apps rather than actual criminals—ensuring thatreal victims, and public safety, will suffer along with open expression.
"Craigslist isn't the only one making changes since FOSTA's passage.
On Friday, the adult-ad forum City Vibes disappeared.
The bill, euphemistically known as the "Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act," or FOSTA, was passed by the House of Representatives in late February.