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On Monday, a federal court dismissed our lawsuit against the Justice Department to block enforcement of #FOSTA. (1/5)…
The case was filed on behalf of two human rights organizations, a digital library, an activist for sex workers, and a certified massage therapist. The court did not reach the merits of any of the constitutional issues, but instead found the plaintiffs did not have standing. (2/5)
We’re disappointed & believe the decision is wrong. For example, the court failed to apply the standing principles that are usually applied in 1st Amendment cases in which the plaintiffs’ speech is chilled. The plaintiffs are considering their options for their next steps. (3/5)
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Something that is fascinating me in this moment?

How many liberals/leftists insisted that alex Jones was the canary in the coal mine regarding censorship on social media

But a lot of y’all never said shit about #sesta #fosta and sex workers freedom of speech.

Idk how many more bad bills, arrests in the community, how much more police harassment, how much more violence we’re supposed to suffer in the name of free speech.

Nazis can march with police protection. Liberals defend alex Jones getting ppl doxxed, but SWs can’t sell handjobs
What a time to be alive.

News pundits can lie, violent white supremacists can get march permits. But sex workers can’t even pass around a digital bad date list.

Some of y’all have some backward ass priorities.

Jones wasn’t the canary in the coal mine; sex workers were.
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July is critical for the UK sex work landscape with dangerous #SESTA #FOSTA #Nordicmodel frameworks advocated. Everyone is shouting loudly, often without evidence. This is an evidence resource thread to be shared, based largely on the hard collation work of @alisonphipps
Our Lives Matter: Sex Workers Unite for health and rights
By Anna-Louise Crago, Open Society Institute Public Health Program… Nordic: Sex workers can be displaced to outlying areas or more secluded times, for client protection, which creates additional risk
Abel et al. (2007) The impact of the Prostitution Reform Act on the health and safety practices of sex workers: report to the Prostitution Law Review Committee. Health Research Council and Ministry of Justice, New Zealand.…
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There have been a variety of ways oppression has seeped in since the rise of the Trump administration (and yes, even before), but I want to talk about some specific recent developments.
#FOSTA/#SESTA, a bill supposedly targeting sex trafficking online, passed the Senate and is expected to be signed into law by Trump. Though the bill was opposed by anti sex-trafficking groups as well as the ACLU and the Department of Justice.
The bill passed the senate with a vote of 97-2. The Nays came from Paul (R-KY) and Wyden (D-OR). Yeah, all your favorites including Bernie and Kamala voted //for// this trash piece of legislation that will kill people while infringing on your free speech.
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I finally have some energy after my surgery to talk a little bit more about #FOFSTA/#SESTA. Today, I want to talk to you about why a lot of anti-trafficking agencies were not able to say much against the acts publicly.
I don't know how many of you know that a lot of the federal #humantrafficking funding is tied in some weird political crap. While generally a bipartisan issue, there is a lot of conservative control of the way funding gets distributed.
One of the biggest issues with federal funding is that you have to sign an agreement not to promote engagement in prostitution or promote the legalization in prostitution. Not to be confused with the decriminalization of prostitution.
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BREAKING: Today is a dark day for the Internet. Congress just passed the Internet censorship bill SESTA/FOSTA. Text that reads,
SESTA/FOSTA will silence online speech by forcing Internet platforms to censor their users.…
As lobbyists and members of Congress applaud themselves for enacting a law ostensibly tackling the problem of trafficking, let’s be clear: Congress just made trafficking victims less safe, not more.…
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I've been researching the shutdown of sex workers accounts by Google for the last couple of days, and here's what appears to be happening.
Google is shutting down accounts that use Google drive to distribute porn. This means if you're using Google drive and setting up shares for customers to access your content, you need to stop.
Stick your content on a service designed to do what you need like @projectmaenad instead. Yeah, it's not free, but they won't shut down your account.
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Behind #SESTA is a nearly 20 year old coalition of lobby groups seeking to eradicate sex work. Meet them – and their grassroots opposition:…
Pushing #SESTA? @WorldWEUS, an anti-sex work group formed by @CATWIntl; religious right org @ncose; @IAmJaneDoeFilm Director @marymazzio.

Against? Grassroots sex worker activists; plus @TransEquality and @NCLRights; also @genderhealth @iwhc @ACLU @EFF…
#SESTA, a bill the Senate is considering this week, and what's at stake: here's what @marginalutilite and @KathaPollitt told me.…
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