February 28, 2018

CBNNews.com: Congress Finally Targeting 'Outrageous' Profits from Online Sexploitation

It's been a wide-open secret for years:  pimps and traffickers using websites like BackPage to advertise women and children for sale. Law enforcement has turned to these sites to find criminals and victims but the prosecution of the internet companies has been largely out of the question.

The problem? A provision in the Communications Decency Act (CDA) that was intended to protect companies who acted in good faith to protect children from exploitation.

Donna Rice Hughes, an internet safety advocate and president of the non-profit Enough is Enough, even pushed for the legislation which passed in 1996, "the infancy of the internet"  as she now recalls. 

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