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New efforts are being made to prevent sex-trafficking on porn websites

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Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) speaks during a press conference at the US Capitol March 25, 2020, in Washington, DC. (Photo by ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 3:05 PM PT – Saturday, December 19, 2020

A bipartisan push to protect potential sex-trafficking victims on internet pornography sites is underway on Capitol Hill.

On Friday, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) introduced a bill dubbed the ‘Stop Internet Sexual Exploitation Act,’ which aims to shield internet sex workers.

If passed, the bill would require all people present in a pornographic video to sign consent waivers in order for the video to be uploaded on the web.

It would also provide a hotline and database for creators to flag content in which they did not consent to be uploaded. The bill would mandate sites to remove flagged videos within 24 hours.

The bill’s introduction came amid the publication of a recent ‘New York Times’ article, which shed light on how sex-trafficking victims are exploited on sites like ‘Porn Hub.’

Other U.S. lawmakers have also proposed bills to help sex-trafficking victims. For example, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced legislation that enabled sex trafficking victims to sue pornography websites.

In recent months, several officials raised concerns about sex-trafficking. They pointed to severe abuses that take place on these websites, which reportedly see more than three billion visits a month.

Meanwhile, other North American countries have also made efforts to protect sex-trafficking victims. Independent Quebec Sen. Julie Miville-Dechêne introduced a bill that addressed the viewers accessing these pornographic websites.

The bill would require the websites to verify the user’s age before allowing them to access the adult content. If the websites do not comply, they would face criminal charges.

According to Miville-Dechêne, the majority of the content on these sites pollutes children’s view of sex and promotes the objectification of women.

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