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We can't take such risk without jeopardizing all our other services, so we are regretfully taking Craigslist personals offline. Hopefully we can bring them back some day.
FOSTA is the House version of the bill that cracks down on online services that promote or facilitate prostitution. The Senate passed the bill without any amendments on a vote on Wednesday. The expectation is that President Donald Trump will the bill into law.
Technology and civil liberties groups opposed the legislation. The American Civil Liberties Union argued that the bill could make sex workers more vulnerable to exploitation by driving them into the so-called dark web.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a group that advocates for free speech on the internet, also argued that it could have a chilling effect on free speech. Reddit also tightened its rules to forbid people from using the site as a marketplace to sell and buy things like firearms, ammunition, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, prostitution, stolen goods, personal information.
The passage of the bill drew a wide range of reactions from those who supported the legislation and others who oppose it. Supporters like Sen. Opponents like the EFF warned that the bill is overreaching and could have a chilling effect on free speech.
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