Bad bill starting in 2020. The EARN IT Act, a poorly-conceived and untrue measure is being revived by this year’s legislature. When the bill was first presented, we covered it and called it “the new FOSTA”. The EARN IT Act, which is similar to 2018’s FOSTA law, would cause dangerous changes in the legal landscape and digital structure while pretending to protect children.
The Eliminating Abusive & Rampant Neglect in Interactive Technologies Act was initially proposed back at the beginning of 2020. It never went anywhere. On Monday, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D–Conn.)—one of the bill’s sponsors—began tweeting about EARN ITAgain, they repeat the falsehoods that tech companies are indifferent to child pornography. This bill will be used to make them accountable.
A meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled for Thursday to discuss the EARN IT Act, which was reintroduced. It’s being sponsored by a bipartisan group that includes some of the Senate’s worst actors, including Lindsey Graham (R–S.C.), Dianne Feinstein (D–Calif.), and Josh Hawley (R–Mo.).
It has been criticized by a variety of groups such as civil liberties and sex worker rights, LGBT and free speech, among others. The American Civil Liberties UnionThe Electronic Frontier FoundationUrban Justice Center Hacking//Hustling, Human Rights Watch.
Groups that oppose all sexwork and/or pornography tend to support the EARN IT Act, even though all involved are adults consenting to it. The propaganda they have used has been both incoherent and sensationalist. Protect Young Eyes claims that technology companies report millions of sexual images featuring minors. These images were not visible to these companies. Protect Young Eyes claims that many people sharing illegally sourced content with babies and children on the internet are doing so without any restrictions. However, all mainstream websites have safeguards in place. Images shared or featuring teens, whose ages can be difficult to determine is the real problem.
Supporters of the bill want to continue to promote this fusion, not just because it is a deliberate act, but also to make sure that there are no more instances where such diverse categories can be combined, including heinous abuse, semi-clothed selfies and abuse by teenagers. This bill would change the law to officially ban all uses of the term in criminal codes. Pornography for children—a phrase that many now realize encompasses terrible acts teens taking pictures of themselves—with the term Material for child sexual abuse (CSAM).
EARN IT Act aims to include an additional exception to Section 230, which protects digital entities from liability for customer or user communications. It is related to child pornography. The fact that the law does not apply to digital entities is something supporters like to hide.They are not coveredIf they violate child porn law, they will be subject to federal criminal prosecution. The EARN IT Act isn’tThey must be criminally punished for their actions.
The bill will “eliminate the liability shield in federal civil lawsuits regarding the production distribution solicitation and reporting child sexual abuse material” (CSAM). This is a coalition that opposed the 2020 law. “The EARN IT Act will also abolish Section 230’s immunity for all state criminal or civil laws’regarding advertisement, promotion, distribution, solicitation’ of CSAM as this term is defined under federal law.
The coalition stated that “To be precise, we don’t worry about platforms censoring CSAM.” The coalition stated that the EARN IT’s changes to Section 230 might have a similar effect to those made by SESTA/FOSTA. These amendments eliminated Section 230’s liability protection for online content related to sextrafficking. Instead of narrowly targeting online sextrafficking, the law removed and deplatformed many others, including harm reduction workers and educators. … The EARN IT Act could incentivize similar censorship efforts by platforms.”
While the EARN IT Act will not make children more secure, it will violate online freedom of expression and privacy. Its been roundly condemned by nearly every major LGBTQ+ organization and human rights group in the country https://t.co/oLLJiIb6Xa
— Fight for the Future (@fightfortheftr) February 1, 2022
However, EARN IT’s 2022 edition has yet to be released in its entirety. perhapsSome of the previous problems have been solved. Statements about EARN IT 2022 are the same fear-mongering and privacy-infringing unconstitutional nonsense that were made before.
This is the new billIt appears that this is just a reintroduction old EARN IT, which does not solve any of the issues.” tweeted TechdirtMike Masnick. It misunderstands what the problem is. Creates a ‘solution’ that will make it harder to actually fight CSAM… and creates a ton of collateral damage in the process. It’s all bad.
Evan Greer—director of digital advocacy group Fight for the Future—points outYou can find “m” here.More than half a million people signed the petition opposing Congress’ EARN IT Act. NoEarnItAct.org.”
The Senator EARN IT bill has been strongly condemned by almost every LGBTQ+ advocacy and human right organization in the nation. This bill will make children more unsafe than they are safe online, reduce security and freedom of expression, and makes it less secure. You can start over. https://t.co/BxgbahLrHE
— Evan Greer (@evan_greer) February 1, 2022
An Old Pros project is an art piece that commemorates the rights of sex workers.With a variety of artists from around the nation, #OldProProject is a commemoration of an American sex workers rights protest. The year’s projects are a calendar and an interactive map that shows the places of sex worker history. There is also a short documentary about Burlesque Performers in Seattle and New Orleans. According to the website of #OldProProject the goal is to “change the stories about sex workers.” Our belief is that by taking back our historical place, we can claim human rights for all generations, past, present and future.
NYC Food Truck Policing is reportedly a mess with cops out of sight Worse.Baylen Linnekin notes that New York City is still ticketing street food sellers. There are reasons column. Linnekin reviews new data about how Linnekin has seen the city shift away from the enforcement of food truck regulations by police. Linnekin says the data shows that vendors may now be being ticketed more than they were before the shift. The reason for this is partly because cops still ticket food truck vendors.
The primary enforcement of vending regulations was moved from NYPD last year to DCWP by the City of New York. However, the WNYC/GothamistAccording to data, the city’s police continue issuing tickets. That—coupled with the fact DCWP issued more tickets this past summer than the city did during the same period in 2019—means that, combined, Eater New YorkAccording to reports, DCWP issued 540 tickets between July and September 2017 and 525 by NYPD during the same time period in 2019.
Study on emotion language in new paper.Roundup, last month “Our Language has Gotten Emotional.” Why?””, I did a survey on Google Books data. New York TimesArticles that concluded Americans used fewer words that related to rational thought and more words that related to emotions. The new commentary is in Proceedings of the National Academy of SciencesThis study examines the possibility that the result could have been due to the text analysis. “What is the relationship between word usage shifts and the underlying psychological and social reality?”
BREAKING NEWS: A gang fight broke out at the federal penitentiary, Texas. Two inmates died and another was injured. https://t.co/8IVxpY5U9O
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 1, 2022
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Of course, we often think about #Section230I’m not talking about the big guys like Google or Facebook. But this is my latest piece. @CatoInstitute discusses, it is just as important (and maybe even more important) to small players and new entrants https://t.co/ZXGJ1zDm9w 1/4
— Jennifer Huddleston (@jrhuddles) January 31, 2022
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