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Combating Sex Trafficking in 2018: Important Issues on the Policy and Advocacy Landscape

UPDATE: Now that the event has passed, you can watch it here on the blog. In October 2000, Congress passed the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. It was a watershed moment giving rise to a movement to combat human trafficking across the U.S. and around the world. The nearly two decades of activism since have yielded […]

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Tackling Modern-Day Slavery, Online Sex Trafficking

Today, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will hold a hearing on H.R. 1865, the Allowing States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 (FOSTA), which was introduced earlier this year by Rep. Ann Wagner. This narrowly crafted legislation is a critical tool for amending section 230 of the Communications […]

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WFB: Wyden Tries to Stop Momentum Behind Bipartisan Sex-Trafficking Bill

Sen. Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) is trying to put the brakes on a bipartisan anti-sex trafficking bill that is picking up steam and appears headed for all but certain Senate passage early next year. The bill, which the Commerce Committee unanimously passed this week, would allow families of victims of sex-trafficking, as well as states, […]

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CNET: Senate committee passes bill to stop online sex trafficking

The US Senate Commerce Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to pass legislation that could curb online sex trafficking. The legislation would amend a section of the Communications Decency Act by including the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act, S. 1693. The idea of the new act is to better empower state law enforcement officials to go after websites that […]

2017 Dirty Dozen: Backpage.com

Multichannel News: Senate Commerce OKs Bill Targeting Online Sex Trafficking

The Senate Commerce Committee has unanimously approved the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act, referring it to the full Senate for a vote after an amendment was hammered out that was supported by legislators and the computer industry. The bipartisan bill, which was introduced last month, would update the Communications Decency Act to clarify that Section […]

2017 Dirty Dozen: Backpage.com

Amend the CDA, there is no change more urgent to fight sex trafficking

Today the Senate Commerce Committee voted unanimously in support of the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (S. 1693). This legislation would amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) to protect victims of online sex trafficking and empower state law enforcement officials. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation applauds the action of the Commerce Committee […]

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2017 Dirty Dozen: Backpage.com

Senate Committee Unanimously Passes Bill to Stop Online Sex Trafficking

Washington, DC – Today the Senate Commerce Committee voted unanimously in support of the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (S. 1693). This legislation would amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) to protect victims of online sex trafficking and empower state law enforcement officials. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation applauds the action of the […]

Action Alert: Will Your Senator Help Fight Online Sex Trafficking?

As you may know, sex trafficking has moved online. But our laws haven’t kept up. In fact, federal law (Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act) gives broad immunity to websites that facilitate sex trafficking. Even websites like Backpage.com (a company on NCOSE’s Dirty Dozen List) that earn most of their profits from sex trafficking […]

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2017 Dirty Dozen: Backpage.com

SESTA Gives Senate a Chance to Protect Victims of Online Sex Trafficking

On Wednesday, November 8, the Senate Commerce Committee is scheduled to consider the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (S. 1693). The legislation would amend section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) to protect victims of online sex trafficking.  It is the fervent hope of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation that the Committee will […]

2017 Dirty Dozen: Backpage.com

WFB: Harris, Feinstein Back Anti-Sex Trafficking Bill After Months of Silence

California Sen. Kamala Harris (D.) has announced her support for a bipartisan bill aimed at cracking down on websites that have been used for sex trafficking after months of silence on the issue and criticism from activists who questioned why she had not endorsed the measure earlier. The senior Democratic senator from California, Sen. Dianne […]

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