EFF sues to kill FOSTA, calling it “unconstitutional Internet censorship law”

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation has asked a court to invalidate a new anti-prostitution law, saying that it amounts to unconstitutional censorship of the Internet.

The Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) was approved by Congress and signed by President Trump in April. Websites responded to the new law by shutting down sex-work forums, potentially endangering sex workers who used the sites to screen clients and avoid dangerous situations.

The EFF filed the lawsuit in US District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of several plaintiffs.

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