The woman said from behind Trump in the Oval Office, "I am not a survivor".
"We're with you 1,000 percent", the president told her.
The new law will build on that, according to the congresswoman.
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Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to declare that section 230 does not limit: (1) a federal civil claim for conduct that constitutes sex trafficking, (2) a federal criminal charge for conduct that constitutes sex trafficking, or (3) a state criminal charge for conduct that promotes or facilitates prostitution in violation of this bill.
The bill also received support from U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, R-Misouri, who co-sponsored the bill and spoke on the Senate floor in support of the bill last month.
The woman, identified to reporters only as "MA", is a sex trafficking survivor. "For too long, federal law has shielded websites that knowingly profit off the sexual exploitation of trafficking victims. I commend Senator Rob Portman and Representative Ann Wagner for their leadership and tireless efforts to combat human trafficking". She was the first to sue Backpage.com, a classified ads website that has always been criticized as failing to crack down on sex trafficking on its platform.
The law makes it easier for state attorney-generals and sex-trafficking victims to file lawsuits against social media networks, advertisers and others that host exploitative material on their platforms. This bill provides law enforcement and prosecutors the tools they need to seek justice for trafficking victims and hold websites that knowingly facilitate these crimes accountable.