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US internet giants decide to back anti-sex trafficking bill

Monday 6 November 2017 | 10:15 CET | News
Major Silicon Valley companies including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon and Twitter have decided to back a bill to make it easier to penalise operators of websites that facilitate online sex trafficking, reports Reuters. The companies initially voiced their opposition to the legislation under the cover of the Internet Association in the summer but have now opted to endorse a measure advancing in the US Senate that could lead to Congress rewriting a law that shields internet companies from liability for third-party content posted on their websites.

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Countries: United States
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