How do we protect vulnerable people in a technological age? It is a disturbing look at how girls – typically runaways, or otherwise temporarily separated from friends or caretakers — can be lost to rings of predators who find a seemingly never-ending supply of customers online.This is the fundamental question behind “I Am Jane Doe,” a documentary film by Mary Mazzio, that explores the trafficking and sexual enslavement of children and teens, specifically enabled by online advertisements. But “I Am Jane Doe” also excels as a legal thriller, a nail-biter which follows the quest of several desperate parents of formerly trafficked girls who enlist the aid of local, under-prepared attorneys to help them find justice.
“We recognize that attempts to amend Section 230 target sex traffickers are well intended.
However, the likely result will be to create a trial lawyer bonanza of overly-broad civil lawsuits,” says Gary Shapiro of the Consumer Technology Association.
“[M]ost tech companies have been circumspect about their opposition to the bill, choosing to voice their concerns by proxy through trade groups like the Internet Association, which includes Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, and Twitter among its members,” says in this useful explainer.
But lately, worried about being on the wrong side of an emotional issue, big tech is signaling some openness to change.
In recent Senate testimony, Abigail Slater, the Internet Association’s general counsel said in addition to criminal sanctions against Backpage, “We also support targeted amendments to the Communications Decency Act that would allow victims of sex trafficking crimes to seek justice against perpetrators.” Disney, Fox, HP, IBM, and Oracle have recently signed on in favor of the bill. “The abuse of our platform by sophisticated foreign actors to attempt state-sponsored manipulation of elections is a new challenge for us — and one that we are determined to meet,” says Twitter’s acting general counsel in written testimony.
There’s a lot at stake, particularly now as Facebook, Google, and Twitter head back to Capitol Hill to explore how Russian trolls may have influenced the U. But propaganda, like sexual coercion and abuse, is nothing new.13 written by Adama Iwu, a government relations executive for Visa, that said, “As women leaders in politics, in a state that postures itself as a leader in justice and equality, you might assume our experience has been different. “Men have groped and touched us without our consent, made inappropriate comments about our bodies and our abilities,” said the letter signed by female lawmakers, lobbyists and legislative staffers.“Insults and sexual innuendo, frequently disguised as jokes, have undermined our professional positions and capabilities.The 48-year-old woman and 28-year-old man, who have not been publicly named, reportedly had not met before the flight, during which the woman allegedly performed oral sex on the man while they were both in their seats, police told WDIV-Local 4 in Detroit. These things should be respected.” FBI officials told WDIV-Local 4 that the incident is still being investigated, and that the man and woman could be charged with a misdemeanor or felony. FBI officials said that the man and woman could be charged as early as Tuesday.The man was flying to Detroit to catch a connecting flight to Miami, while the woman was going to catch a connecting flight to Nashville. A Delta spokesman declined a request for comment by The Washington Post.Their target is Backpage.com, a website that was once part of Village Voice Media, which serves the majority of these problematic ads, making tens of millions in the process.