I’ll be reviewing Jeff Koseff’s “The Twenty Six Words that Created the Internet” very soon (on Wordpress), but I wanted to note here his mention of the Federal Trafficking Victims Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) on p. 256 and 270 (also named after William Wilberforce), text.
There are special ways it applies to the children of immigrants on the border (link).
It appears to have been passed first in 2005 and revised in 2008 and 2018. The video embedded above comes from 2014.
Section 230 always allowed federal prosecutions against platforms that broke federal laws or which knowingly allowed users to do so (mainly with regard to child pornography and mandatory reporting to National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in Alexandria, VA), it had blocked civil lawsuits from victims, but FOSTA now explicitly allows these lawsuits. Furthermore, the language of FOSTA was enlarged to include all commercial prostitution, with attendant exposure to civil liability (which can also include exposure under state laws).
That’s one reason why Craigslist and various other sites stopped various personals services, because it seemed so subjective what “knowing” means (like in the 2009 sci-fi movie about a coming apocalypse).Decorative Picture: Along US 301 in MD, no specific significance