Monday, 16 July, 2018

Trump Signs Measure to Curb Online Sex Trafficking

Trump's tweet conflicts with past statements Trump Signs Measure to Curb Online Sex Trafficking
Melissa Porter | 12 April, 2018, 10:00

"I've heard statistics where trafficking in the world is more now than ever has been in the history of the world and you wouldn't believe that with modern day everything", said Trump.

Even before getting signed, the legislation already had an effect: some sites facilitating sex trafficking have shut down; Reddit has changed its policy "regarding paid services involving physical sexual contact"; Craigslist has shuttered its personal ads section.

The 93-count indictment announced by the Justice Department Monday against seven people associated with major trafficking platform Backpage.com, Wagner said, was a "huge victory" for victims.

The measure, which passed the Senate overwhelmingly by a vote of 97-2 last month, passed the House in February by a vote of 388-25 and is backed by a broad coalition of anti-trafficking advocates, law enforcement organizations, civil rights groups, faith-based advocates, and industry leaders on both sides of the aisle. We will continue to fight to save others from the horrors of online sex-trafficking and hold accountable every person responsible for these bad and sickening crimes. It was spurred from a Senate investigation into Backpage.com, the online classified ad site that had "knowingly concealed" evidence of criminal sex trafficking through its site and facilitated child sex trafficking, according to the Senate's findings.

Sheriff Mehr said there will always be online sex trafficking from third parties from other countries but this law will help stop those in the United States.

He credited his daughter Ivanka Trump for helping with the bill. "It means so much to our family". "I'm signing this bill in your honor", declared Trump. But the president ignored shouted questions about those topics after the signing ceremony.

HR 1865 "Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017" is created to combat online sex trafficking by weakening a legal shield for online services that support abusive content. "And to do hard things, it takes a lot of grit and gumption a little grace from God", she said.