From Wikipedia: The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) and Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) are the U.S. Senate and House bills that as the FOSTA-SESTA package became law on April 11, 2018.
Illegal sex trafficking is horrible but these poorly written FOSTA/SESTA laws have had a grave effect on legitimate sex workers, the LGBTQ community, and the internet in general. Both Tumblr and Facebook are restricting sexual content. Backpage.com shut down their adult services ads. Even Craigslist.com took down their personal ads. While some say these laws “mean well” because they are trying to stop sex trafficking, anybody who sexually expresses themselves is a victim of this censorship. This not only includes sex workers, phone sex operators, and professional Dommes, but also artists, authors, Burlesque dancers, and sexual rights activists. We are living in a scary time.
So, I asked my kinky friends about FOSTA/SESTA. Here are their answers.