“If Craigslist is really telling us that they can’t run a page on their website without knowingly facilitating sex trafficking, that would certainly be a damning admission,” he said in a statement.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Reddit said the site added a section to its content policy “forbidding transactions for certain classes of goods and services.
Reddit is also a member of Internet Association, as is Google, which lobbied heavily against earlier versions of the legislation.
Evan Engstrom, executive director of Engine, said he expected this response given the ambiguity of the bill, especially for websites “that have large user bases commenting on a range of topics.”“This isn’t at all a publicity thing.
Legislators amended that clause after a judge in California dismissed criminal charges against over online ads featuring underage girls because, the judge said, the website and its CEO were shielded by Section 230.