On Wednesday, President Trump signed an anti-sex trafficking bill in the Oval Office, surrounded by guests, including one very special woman known as “M.A.,” a survivor of online sex trafficking.
“I am not a survivor. I am M.A. It’s about damn time,” said M.A. as she celebrated by doing a popular dance known as “dabbing.”
— ABC News (@ABC) April 11, 2018
As reported by TheHill
The woman sued Village Voice Media in 2010, which owned Backpage at the time, after she was kidnapped and sold via the site.
Her case led to a number of similar lawsuits that led the Justice Department to recently seize the site and charge several of the site’s founders with alleged prostitution and money laundering.
The legislation signed Wednesday, called the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), cuts into the broad protections websites have from legal liability for content posted by their users.