STOP CSAM Bill Fails in Senate Fast-Track Attempt

Chamber of Progress warns about impact on vulnerable youth

Feb 6, 2024

On Tuesday, Sens. Josh Hawley and Dick Durbin pushed for fast-tracked passage of the STOP CSAM Act, legislation that would enable individuals to sue online platforms for hosting CSAM content. The legislation, which has faced opposition from a range of civil liberties organizations for its impacts on marginalized youth, was blocked by Sen. Ron Wyden. In his floor speech, Sen. Wyden cited concerns with the bill’s…

“A diverse set of organizations have sounded the alarm that this bill is going to result in the censorship of content about gender identity, reproductive rights, and sexual orientation,” said Chamber of Progress CEO Adam Kovacevich. “Internet safety shouldn’t come at the price of silencing marginalized communities. It might lose sponsors like Sen. Hawley, but Democrats should be working to improve these bills to avoid silencing vulnerable youth.”


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