Doe v Salesforce – The Unintended Consequences of SESTA-FOSTA

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Doe v Salesforce is part of a string of unintended consequences we’ve seen since the passage of SESTA last year (like a 170% spike in sex-trafficking in San Francisco).  

Doe v Salesforce is part of a string of unintended consequences we’ve seen since the passage of SESTA last year (like a 170% spike in sex-trafficking in San Francisco).

The plaintiffs assert that because Salesforce’s tools were used by Backpage.com (as well as thousands of other sites), that Salesforce is directly liable for the harm caused by Backpage.com.  Backpage.com, a notorious site where sex-trafficking occurred, was shutdown by law enforcement in 2018 prior to the enactment of SESTA.

While this case does not specifically mention SESTA or the Communications Decency Act Section 230 (Section 230), it is clear that SESTA potentially mollified Salesforce’s ability to have the suit dismissed under Section 230.

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