Congress is trying to pass Bill H.R.1856 that removes protections of site owners for what their users post


by Kannibal

Link to the bill itself
This enables one troll or spammer with CP to effectively kill any website they don’t like for any petty reason. Smaller sites don’t have the resources or manpower to maintain surveillance over their websites unlike Reddit. This will kill smaller content creators internet wide and lose tons of great smaller communities.
Spread this around and call your congressman to vote NO on the “Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017” (FOSTA)
The Electronic Frontier Foundation goes into even more detail on how that hurts smaller websites from sustaining themselves and even hurts the victims of Sex Trafficking as well
This is tied into an attempt to stop sex trafficking by changing section 230 of Communications act of 1934, the Communications Decency Act of 1996. This will punish site owners for what their users post by fine or potential jail time of 20 years.
The bill amends the federal criminal code to specify that the violation for benefiting from “participation in a venture” engaged in sex trafficking of children, or by force, fraud, or coercion, includes knowing or reckless conduct by any person or entity and by any means that furthers or in any way aids or abets the violation.

A provider of an interactive computer service that publishes information provided by an information content provider with reckless disregard that the information is in furtherance of a sex trafficking offense shall be subject to a criminal fine or imprisonment for not more than 20 years.

Contact your Representative here
Also they will vote on the amendments tomorrow
Then they will have a full vote the next day
Unknown when the Senate will vote on it.