Just Plain Mean
- May 18, 1997
I learn something everyday. I did not know that Twitter was a hotbed for some sweet sweet prostitutes. However, it seems that sweet sweet prostitutes are no longer sweet on Twitter. Now the prostitutes that know, Switter. That said, I just did a search for "#prostitutes" on Twitter, and it seems that there are still a couple hanging around reaping the rewards of a thinning workforce representation on the bird site.
But since April, sex workers have almost completely vanished from Twitter, instead flocking to the Austrian domain Switter.at. Why? Because that was the month the U.S. Congress passed a bill known as FOSTA/SESTA (short for Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act and Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act, respectively) which is aimed at curbing underage sex trafficking and holds internet service providers liable for what users might create on their platforms.