The U.S. Senate's Commerce Committee has passed a measure that would change the liability rules for internet platforms that host certain exploitive materials. States and victims would be able to sue internet hosts, social media companies and advertising platforms for negligently allowing sex trafficking. It also contains a mechanism for holding companies criminally responsible.
Child pornography is, by nature, a very sensitive, taboo topic. This is probably quite clear to a Waukesha man who recently made his first court appearance for possessing child pornography. His bond was set at $10,000.
The Internet is a convenient tool that has made life easier for a lot of people in the world, including those from Milwaukee. Although it is convenient, the Internet is also a means for criminals to conduct misdeeds. Because of this, law enforcers are exerting efforts in the difficult task of cracking down on those who commit cyberstalking, child enticement or any unlawful use of a computer to facilitate a sex crime.