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Online Sex Trafficking Bill Cleared by Senate Committee

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By    |   Wednesday, 08 November 2017 12:00 PM

A bill to battle online sex trafficking was unanimously approved by the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday.

The bill would revise the Communications Decency Act. The revisions make it easier to sue internet platforms for online sex trafficking content posted by third-parties, The Hill reported.

Some online companies feared the bill would make them unfairly liable for the third-party postings, The Hill reported.

But the bill eventually won the support of the Internet Association, which represents the biggest web companies.

According to Axios, Google has put up a major fight over the bill, while Facebook did not push back as hard.

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A bill to battle online sex trafficking was unanimously approved by the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday.
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