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The passage of the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) and the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) -- two well-intentioned but ultimately deeply-flawed laws -- have been devastating for sex workers in the United States by pushing them off the internet. Despite the heaps of criticism, the laws have attracted, politicians in the UK are reportedly ready to pursue similar action.

Beginning in May, Microsoft will begin enforcing some new rules for users of its products, and a lot of people aren't going to be happy when the ban hammer comes swinging. According to the new user agreement, people can have their accounts suspended or closed for violations including "offensive language".

Silicon Valley has decided to throw its support behind the so-called Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017 (SESTA) that is sure to have enormously damaging consequences for the internet. Previously, most big tech giants opposed the legislation. But this week, Congress started intimating that they might need to bring more regulations to tame the online beast.

And suddenly, that one bill wasn't looking so bad.