How Congress Censored the Internet

How Congress Censored The Internet

Source: Elliott Harmon
Affiliation: Electronic Frontier Foundation

This article discusses the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) that undermines Section 230 to make Internet sites liable for content that enables sex trafficking. This article argues that silencing Internet users doesn't make us safer and that the people who will be silenced and censored the most from this law will be victims of sex trafficking themselves. Additionally, the article argues that this legislation will put trafficking victims in more danger and that there are serious civil liberties concerns from this bill.

Keywords: Censorship , Computer Science , Tech Ethics