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Notes from the Electronic Cottage 3/29/18

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell
Stop Enabling Sex Trafficking Act (SESTA)

Congress just passed, with much righteous posturing and by overwhelming majorities, the Stop Enabling Sex Trafficking Act, or SESTA. While the Act’s intent is noble, the likelihood of it accomplishing its goal is small, even according to the Department of Justice, while the possibility of the unintended consequence of reducing free speech online is significant. Here’s why.