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Why sex workers are ditching Twitter for Switter—and why it matters

29/06/2018

Over 100,000 escorts and allies are using Switter now. Before the passage of FOSTA (Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act) earlier this year, critics had warned that it could put sex workers at risk. The law was meant to deter internet sex trafficking by targeting online content...
Over 100,000 escorts and allies are using Switter now. Before the passage of FOSTA (Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act) earlier this year, critics had warned that it could put sex workers at risk. The law was meant to deter internet sex trafficking by targeting online content that promotes or facilitates prostitution (think Backpage.com), making it punishable by up to 10 years in prison, according to the text. However, sex work and trafficking are not the same thing, and sex workers frequently use internet sites like Twitter to share useful and potentially life-saving information online that can protect a vulnerable community.Read Full Story Over 100,000 escorts and allies are using Switter now. Before the passage of FOSTA (Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act) earlier this year, critics had warned that it could put sex workers at risk. The law was meant to deter internet sex trafficking by targeting online content that promotes or facilitates prostitution (think Backpage.com), making it punishable by up to 10 years in prison, according to the text. However, sex work and trafficking are not the same thing, and sex workers frequently use internet sites like Twitter to share useful and potentially life-saving information online that can protect a vulnerable community.Read Full Story
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