Tennessee AG Joins Others in Calling for Amendments to Communications Decency Act - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 24, 2019
Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III joined a bipartisan group of 47 attorneys general calling on Congress to amend the Communications Decency Act, which limits the liability of internet service providers for statements made by users. The "Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act" and "Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act" (known as FOSTA-SESTA) was signed into law in 2018, making clear that the CDA's immunity does not apply to enforcement of federal or state sex trafficking laws. The amendment proposed by the Attorneys General builds on FOSTA-SESTA to allow law enforcement against further illegal activity on online platforms such as black-market opioid sales, identity theft and election meddling.