Originally Published in The Hill.
The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017 (SESTA) embodies this reality. After all, who could possibly support sex trafficking? Facebook, Google, Twitter, Amazon, and most major online platforms oppose the proposal, leading to predictable headlines like “Tech companies push back as Congress tries to fight online sex trafficking” and “Google and Sex Traffickers Like Backpage.com.” And with outrage over “big tech” and its efforts to censor and influence political speech, some conservatives have joined with those condemning the companies for their opposition. But the truth is that SESTA could create calls for even more censorship. Continue reading “Despite high sounding name, Stop Enabling Sex Trafficking Act threatens Free Speech”