How Does FOSTA Impact Camming, Dating, Porn & Tube Sites…

Check out all my signs!For the past three weeks, since FOSTA was passed by the Senate on March 21, 2018, almost the entire discussion has been on how FOSTA will effect online escorting ad sites and online escort sites themselves. Little has been said about how FOSTA will impact camsites, dating sites, apps, good ole’ fashion porn membership sites, free porn tube sites, not to mention sites such as OnlyFans, Sextpanther and the various clip stores. Realize that FOSTA can impact any site at this point. We simply do not know how, if and when the government will begin to enforce FOSTA.

Make no mistake, FOSTA is not only about limiting online escorting ad websites, it can also be used to censor any website. FOSTA is so badly written that it has broad free speech implications. Prior to FOSTA, CDA Section 230 protected websites from the posts of its users. Now when it comes to posts that facilitate or promote prostitution, those protections have been stripped away. Websites and their owners and also those who run/manage the websites, have criminal and civil liability under FOSTA.

Any form of media can be used to convey a message to facilitate or promote prostitution. Photos, videos and live cam shows can all be used by escorts to advertise to potential clients and customers. Forum message boards, comment sections, even profile descriptions can be used to convey a willingness to engage in escort and prostitution activities.

Simply requiring your models, cam performers, dating site members, tube site channel partners, members, ect to promise not to promote or facilitate prostitution while using your website just is not enough. Changing your TOS will not alter the requirements of FOSTA or your responsibility under it.

There is no doubt in my mind, that as more and more escort listing sites close or are possibly prosecuted, more and more escorts will move to advertise on camsites, dating sites, seeking arrangement sites, free tube sites, or just about anywhere they can advertise openly.

Even local law enforcement in Utah realize this, so should you;

http://kutv.com/news/local/utah-cops-warn-dating-app-users-to-be-on-the-lookout-for-sex-workers-after-feds-seize-back

Backpage was THE main website that law enforcement used to conduct prostitution stings. Those undercover law enforcement officers, now that Backpage has closed, will move to other sites as the escorts move. Is your site ready ?

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