Balancing Section 230 and Anti-Sex Trafficking Initiatives

9 Pages Posted: 1 Dec 2017 Last revised: 3 May 2018

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Eric Goldman

Santa Clara University - School of Law

Date Written: November 30, 2017

Abstract

This is my testimony from "Latest Developments in Combating Online Sex Trafficking," a hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications & Technology. My testimony discusses how to balance Section 230's policy objectives with anti-sex trafficking initiatives such as the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017.

Keywords: Section 230, 47 USC 230, Sesta, Fosta, Sex Trafficking, User-Generated Content, UGC, CDA, Communications Decency Act, Save Act, Backpage

JEL Classification: K14, K42

Suggested Citation

Goldman, Eric, Balancing Section 230 and Anti-Sex Trafficking Initiatives (November 30, 2017). Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper, No. 2017-17. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3079193 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3079193

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