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The bill also conflates consensual sex work with nonconsensual sex work by doing nothing to differentiate between various kinds of sex work and related content — even if the workers and content are all legally protected by local law.In Nevada, where prostitution is legal in some areas of the state, sex workers have been bracing for FOSTA-SESTA.The bill’s supporters have framed FOSTA and SESTA as vital tools that will allow officials to police websites and allow sex trafficking survivors to sue those websites for facilitating their victimization.
A month later, a documentary of survivors called focused on Backpage, arguing that the safe harbor provision protecting Backpage from liability for ads on its sites should be done away with. FOSTA and SESTA were created last year in response to the backlash, with the bill’s creator specifically naming Backpage in an attempt to ensure that future lawsuits like the one dismissed in 2016 could move forward.
The presiding judge explicitly cited Section 230 in his decision to dismiss.
Immediately following this dismissal, however, the tide rapidly seemed to turn against Backpage.
FOSTA and SESTA began their respective lives as two different bills created in an effort to curb sex trafficking on online personals sites — in particular,
Backpage has long been known for its advertisements for sex workers (though these were formally removed from the site last year).
All of this explains why a coalition of sex workers, advocates, sex trafficking survivors, and even the Department of Justice have all strongly opposed the idea that FOSTA-SESTA is an effective deterrent to sex trafficking.