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In Reversal, Tech Giants Back Sex Trafficking Bill

In Reversal, Tech Giants Back Sex Trafficking Bill

By Cecilia Kang, THE NEW YORK TIMES

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/03/technology/sex-trafficking-bill.html

WASHINGTON -- After a bruising week before lawmakers, big internet companies including Facebook and Google relented to pressure in Washington on Friday and agreed to support a sex trafficking bill they had vehemently opposed for months.

Harris, Feinstein Sign On For Bill Targeting Sites That Enable Sex Trafficking

Harris, Feinstein Sign On For Bill Targeting Sites That Enable Sex Trafficking

By Jill Tucker, THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

http://www.sfgate.com/nation/article/Harris-Feinstein-sign-on-for-bill-targeting-12331051.php

California’s two U.S. senators said Friday they will back a bill to give victims and state officials more power to go after websites that promote or benefit from online sex trafficking.

Big Tech’s Rivals Pounce At Chances To Win In Washington

WASHINGTON — For years, the country’s biggest technology companies have been virtually untouchable in Washington. The public adored the companies’ new devices, educators embraced their tools and politicians extolled their contributions to the economy. Even traditionally powerful voices, like media and telecom businesses, found little success in criticizing the technology industry.