WASHINGTON – The Senate passed a bill that would allow victims to sue websites that contribute to their abuse.
The bill dubbed, ‘Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act’ is designed to “close a loophole in existing law that allows websites to avoid responsibility even as they knowingly facilitate trafficking,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Victims and advocates say the bill is a step in the right direction.
Some tech advocacy groups fear it could limit free speech.
The bill passed 97-2 in the Senate.
The House version previously passed with an overwhelming majority from both parties.
President Donald Trump is expected to sign it into law.