Anti-sex trafficking bill draws tech industry's ire


A bill aiming to combat sex trafficking has riled up pretty much every corner of the tech industry.

Why? Of course, tech companies aren't in favor of sex trafficking. What's got them panicked is that the proposal could make them liable for what users post on their platforms. That's a death knell for platforms whose entire business models rest on user-generated content (hello, Facebook newsfeed and YouTube). Right now, these sites are shielded from that liability.