War over Backpage moves to a new battlefield

August 24, 2017

A spate of bills in Congress aimed at Backpage, including those primarily sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin, and Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., are aimed at curbing legal protection for internet platforms contained in the 1996 Communications Decency Act. Internet companies are fighting them, saying that those protections are necessary for robust economic growth on the internet, and point out that they do not protect illegal activity

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