The New Law That Puts Transgender Sex Workers in Danger

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On Wednesday, President Trump signed SESTA/FOSTA into law—a combined bill that will make websites liable for their users’ speech, with the stated purpose of combatting sex trafficking.

The legislation, which went by FOSTA in the House and SESTA in the Senate, has been criticized by a number of advocacy groups, with complaints ranging from the bill’s conflation of sex trafficking and sex work to its potential to compromise free speech on the web.

While SESTA/FOSTA was only just signed, activists and organizers say that it has already had a negative impact on the sex worker community.

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