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Tech backs bill against online sex traffic

The bill was sparked by a fight against the Backpage.com website, which was accused of providing an advertising platform for teen prostitution

Todd Shields & Daniel Flatley | Bloomberg 

Technology companies reversed their opposition to legislation aimed at squelching the online trafficking of children and now support a Senate measure they earlier criticised as endangering freedom of expression. The Internet Association, a trade group whose members include Google and Facebook, issued a statement in support of what it called a compromise on the bill. Senators said in a statement there had been technical changes to the measure. The bill was sparked by a fight against the Backpage.com website, which was accused of providing an advertising platform for teen ...

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First Published: Sun, November 05 2017. 01:45 IST
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