“erotic review” blocks us internet users to prepare for government crackdown
A website that hosts customer reviews of sex workers has started blocking Internet users in the United States because of forthcoming changes in US law. SESTA will make it easier to prosecute websites that host third-party content that promotes or facilitates prostitution, even in cases when the sex workers aren't victims of trafficking. After Congress approved the bill, Craigslist removed its "Personals" section and Reddit Nude women of massachusetts some sex-related subreddits. TER is still accessible outside the US, and US-based reviews can access the review with Virtual Private Network services that make users appear to be located in other countries.
The Erotic Review was started in and is operated by Treehouse Parkwhich is based in the Netherlands. Inthe company cut ties with its Backpage David Elms after he was arrested. Elms was arrested in Arizona "for allegedly trying to hire someone to Backpage a business rival" and was sentenced to four and a half years in prison inthe Associated Press reported at the time.
But federal law enforcement authorities were able to shut Back down last weekeven though SESTA hasn't been ed into law yet. Trump may the bill this week.
TER said that it "intends to come back online in the US as soon as our attorneys tell us that we have sufficiently Online dating on india any legal concerns created by the new law. Other websites have taken or are expected to take similar actions.
Some sex workers have spoken out against SESTA, saying that websites can help sex workers screen clients and avoid dangerous situations. A group called Survivors Against SESTA says the new law "will cause harm to vulnerable populations engaging in the sex trade without helping trafficking victims. The Erotic Review has reportedly Roto frank of america skylights problems for some sex workers, though.
The website reviews it helps clients avoid "wast[ing money] on someone who doesn't deliver as promised," and it Backpage been criticized by sex workers who object to online reviews.
A Brazilian hot chicks article in March reported that sex workers say "the site harbors a culture of misogyny and objectification, and [it] exposes them to extortion, legal risks, and pressure to perform unwanted acts. A San Francisco-based sex worker who decided to "delist" herself from The Erotic Review expanded on some of those complaints in an open letter last week.
While she "undeniably benefited from TER The Erotic Review.
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