FOSTA Hurts Sex Workers, and It Hurts Us All – Kink Academy

FetLife, a popular kink-friendly social network, is consulting with its team to determine a course of action. Microsoft and Google have changed their terms of service to prohibit “offensive” or “inappropriate content and language,” concepts so broad that any sexual speech might be prohibited. And FOSTA-induced censorship isn’t limited to public posts: Google is purging adult content from private Drive accounts. Sex workers are undergoing a mass exodus from Gmail and hosting their websites in places outside the “land of the free.” Why are lawmakers unable to fathom the speed and efficiency with which the real criminals—sex traffickers—will do the same, making the work of law enforcement more difficult, and further imperiling the lives of their victims?

 

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