SESTA

sex work

Sex Workers Pioneered the Early Internet—and It Screwed Them Over

Sex workers were placing ads and organizing far before the internet as we know it even existed.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
10.3.18
fosta/sesta

Senator Suggests the Internet Needs a FOSTA/SESTA for Drug Trafficking

The West Virginia Senator suggested the idea during the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on social media.
Samantha Cole
9.5.18
sex education

Facebook and Patreon Are Making It Harder to Find Sex Educators

By listing them as "adult" and suspending their accounts, platforms bury sex educators and health advocacy organizations.
Samantha Cole
7.24.18
sex work

Pimps Are Preying on Sex Workers Pushed Off the Web Because of FOSTA-SESTA

"Sex workers are terrified:" Less than three weeks after the so-called anti-sex trafficking bill became law, the consequences are dire.
Samantha Cole
4.30.18
Switter

Cloudflare: FOSTA Was a 'Very Bad Bill' That's Left the Internet's Infrastructure Hanging

Cloudflare’s general counsel confirms that it terminated service to Switter because of FOSTA.
Samantha Cole
4.19.18
sex work

Cloudflare Just Banned a Social Media Refuge for Thousands of Sex Workers

Switter had more than 47,000 members, many looking for a safe alternative to Twitter and other big internet platforms, before Cloudflare terminated its service. The organization behind Switter is blaming SESTA/FOSTA.
Samantha Cole
4.19.18
Backpage

How a ‘Human Trafficking’ Narrative Was Used to Kill Backpage

Carl Ferrer, Backpage co-founder and CEO, pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to facilitate prostitution.
Samantha Cole
4.13.18
fosta

Trump Just Signed SESTA/FOSTA, a Law Sex Workers Say Will Literally Kill Them

The controversial Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) was framed as anti-trafficking, but it’s already harming consensual sex workers.
Samantha Cole
4.11.18
Backpage

Indictment Shows Backpage Facilitated Prostitution, But its Shutdown Will Still Hurt Sex Workers

The co-founders of Backpage.com are charged with facilitating prostitution and money laundering.
Samantha Cole
4.9.18
fosta

A Blockchain Startup Is Calling for Sex Workers to Out Congressmen Clients Who Supported FOSTA

SpankChain is offering $25,000 for information on politicians who use sexual services while supporting the anti-trafficking bill.
Samantha Cole
4.9.18
fosta

Furry Dating Site Shuts Down Because of FOSTA

Pounced.org is down, citing the passage of a controversial sex-trafficking bill last week.
Samantha Cole
4.2.18
craigslist

Craigslist Just Nuked Its Personal Ads Section Because of a Sex-Trafficking Bill

The classified ads website says it “can’t take such risk” after the SESTA-FOSTA sex-trafficking bill passed Wednesday.
Samantha Cole
3.23.18
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