JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX) – Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is calling on Congress to amend the law to help fight sex trafficking and prostitution.
Koster says the Communications Decency Act of 1996 is ancient in terms of development of the Internet and needs to be updated for modern times.
The original purpose of the act was to protect children from accessing indecent material online, but courts have interpreted certain provisions of the act to actually provide immunity from state prosecution against online ads.
Koster’s part of a coalition of 49 Attorneys General urging Congress to update the law.