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NEW: More than 90 #humanrights and #LGBTQ groups have sent a letter to Congressional leadership opposing #KOSA the poorly named and terribly drafted "Kids Online Safety Act," which would make kids less safe and harm marginalized communities.

RT @MCSeto
A thread on new, as yet unpublished research on the Child Pornography Offender Risk Tool presented at the 2022 @MakeSocietySafe conference...

CSEM = child sexual exploitation materials, aka child pornography in criminal statutes


“These dolls are not only of interest to men who act out potentially harmful (sexual) behavior on them, as many critics fear... The data show that dolls help satisfy much more sexual as well as emotional needs."

Mehdi Hasan: "You can't just demonize gay and transgender people 24/7 as groomers and as pedophiles and then act surprised when there's violence against those groups...There's a reason it's called hate speech. It leads to hate."

RT @DrDavidLey
American sex panic over children engaging in sexual abuse led to a diminished ability to discuss healthy child sexual development, and created a moral panic in Denmark. That's depressing - USA exports fear and shame.

The Online Safety Bill introduces mandatory age verification on content platforms. Non-profits using community content moderation will have to collect more user data. Adults and children will be exposed to privacy risks as there isn’t capacity to hold data securely.

The Wikimedia Foundation warns of the Bill's impact on Wikipedia and other open knowledge platforms.

#BlockTheBill #OnlineSafetyBill #privacy #freedomofexpression

RT @AshleyLatke
“Global online safety regulators network” from the terribly flawed folks in Australia seems to be a really bad idea

All of this “online safety” legislation has been directly anti-sex, censorious and builds in an “age check” biometrics grift and dangerous surveillance

RT @IWFhotline
We actioned almost 20K webpages of coerced “self-generated” sexual abuse content of 7-10 year-old children in first half of 2022. The majority of it, girls. This Int Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women & Girls learn more about the work we do.

RT @Enigma2MeVideos
@SenSchumer and the people behind the /#kidsOnlineSafetyAct have made it clear that they don't care about kids or people; they don't care how much damage this is going to do to LGBT youth by censoring valuable LGBT information and sex education resources. @EFF @ACLU

RT @masonpelt
If you see CSEM on Twitter, do not save it, do not screenshot it, do not tweet it to Elon Musk.

Twtter's dedicated report form is here:

Even if Musk fired that team (he seemingly has) use the form and call 1-800-843-5678 to inform the FBI of the report.

@freemo Hey, we've received some feedback of people from saying that they can't follow us. As you have more experience with mastodon, would you have any ideas about what may be causing this?

"Nevertheless, the 'Stop the Sexualization of Children Act' could be used to further implicate adult content as a part of the broader moral panic related to 'grooming content' supposedly taught to minors all over the country."

RT @JoshuaPHilll
The most important thing I learned after Uvalde is that there are over 50,000 school police officers in this country, but they haven't stopped even one school shooting. Instead they've arrested over 1 million kids, mostly students of color.

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RT @evan_greer
This is Marsha Blackburn, the lead Republican co-sponsor of the "Kids Online Safety Act" at a hate rally targeting transgender kids.

Groups like the Heritage foundation are openly saying they want to use this bill to ban LGBTQ+ content online

Why are Dems supporting this?

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RT @RainbowYouthUSA
🧵Imagine having to prepare your 8-year-old for this: Every morning, Paige walks into school in Austin, TX with a letter from her attorney in her backpack, packed with her schoolbooks and her lunch, just in case she gets stopped by CPS officers. The letter is short and to ...

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The Supreme Court case Ashcroft v Free Speech Coalition is trending again after a certain alt-right influencer launched a conspiracy theory about a luxury brand photoshoot. Here are the facts about the case:

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