GOOGLE Lobbying Against Our Efforts to Limit Sex Trafficking

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Google Lobbyists Fighting Anti-Trafficking Legislation

Google lobbyists are blitzing members of the U.S. Congress to stop their efforts to combat online sex trafficking by amending section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) in the respective bills S. 1693 and H.R. 1865.
As currently interpreted by U.S. federal courts, Section 230 of the CDA grants broad immunity to Internet platforms for third-party posts, even to websites that intentionally facilitate sex trafficking online such as Backpage.com.
Research by Consumer Watchdog reveals that Google has provided millions of dollars to support Backpage’s legal defense. Much of that legal defense hinges on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA).
Moreover, a Harvard professor uncovered that in 2011 that Google earned over a billion dollars in revenue from unlawful advertising they had failed to block which included child sex trafficking.
Tech lobbyists are claiming that this law is an attack on free speech, but this is only an attack on criminal acts (read more myths vs facts about this legislation here.)
 
Google has an army of lobbyists and a trove of financial resources, so if you are fighting to defend women, children, and men from trafficking or prostitution or sexual violence then your voice is needed in this effort!
 
Ways you can take action:
1) Personally, reach out to your elected officials and ask them to support efforts to amend section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
 
2) Share this information with your supporters! Below are some unbranded graphics you can share on social media, and you can learn more about the issue here.
3) If you want to be in the loop about strategies for lobbying Congress and how your group can be more visibly involved, let me know!

National Symposium on the Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Men

For too long, male sexual exploitation victims have been overlooked. The media, politicians, and society at large have all failed to adequately address the experiences of boys and men involving sex trafficking, prostitution, child sexual abuse, sexual objectification, or early childhood exposure to pornography.
As a result, countless men and boys suffer in silence without receiving the appropriate services for recovery.
The Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation will present this critical  National Symposium on September 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. The event is hosted by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, Washington College, and The U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking
WHERE: Miracle Theater, 535 8th St SE, Washington, DC or watch live on NCOSE’sFacebook page.
WHEN: Friday, September 8, 2017, 9am2:30pm
Learn More and RSVP Here