Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Glad to See Action on This

From PJMedia:
WASHINGTON – Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) called on Congress to crack down on tech companies behind websites that are facilitating online sex trafficking.
The Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 would amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 by adding language “to ensure vigorous enforcement against providers and users of interactive computer services of Federal and State criminal and civil law relating to sexual exploitation of children or sex trafficking, including through the availability of a civil remedy for victims of sex trafficking.”
Far simpler than my proposal about amending sec. 230.   HR 1865.  I will write Rep. Labrador; you write yours:
Summary: H.R.1865 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)Listen to this pageThere is one summary for H.R.1865. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.Shown Here:Introduced in House (04/03/2017)Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017This bill amends the Communications Act of 1934 to specify that communications decency provisions protecting providers or users of interactive computer services from liability for the private blocking or screening of offensive material shall not be construed to impair the enforcement of, or limit availability of victim restitution or civil remedies under, state or federal criminal or civil laws relating to sexual exploitation of children or sex trafficking.The bill amends the federal criminal code to specify that the violation for benefiting from "participation in a venture" engaged in sex trafficking of children, or by force, fraud, or coercion, includes knowing or reckless conduct by any person or entity and by any means that furthers or in any way aids or abets the violation.A provider of an interactive computer service that publishes information provided by an information content provider with reckless disregard that the information is in furtherance of a sex trafficking offense shall be subject to a criminal fine or imprisonment for not more than 20 years.

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