"We would not be here today if it wasn't for your courage", McCarthy told survivors and activists in the room.
The bill signing comes amid a flurry of other unrelated news, news that reporters will nearly certainly ask Mr. Trump about on Wednesday. "We are all together, politicians both Republicans and Democrats, in signing this bill and presenting this to you in your honor".
The law passed Congress overwhelmingly.
H.R. 1865 was introduced by U.S. Representative Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin and includes provisions from a similar Senate measure, introduced by Sen.
Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to declare that section 230 does not limit: (1) a federal civil claim for conduct that constitutes sex trafficking, (2) a federal criminal charge for conduct that constitutes sex trafficking, or (3) a state criminal charge for conduct that promotes or facilitates prostitution in violation of this bill.
M.A., woman who sued https://t.co/98d3bCFj8l, dances as Pres. Trump signs bill combatting online sex trafficking. "It's incredible what this is going to give prosecutors, the department of justice, state and local district attorneys the ability to go after and shut down these websites, put people behind bars and give victims the justice they deserve".
Congressman Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, co-sponsored the legislation and expressed support for its signing.
"But, being at the White House to witness the signing of this monumental bill into law is proof that our fight against online sex-trafficking has made a change - a change that will save the life of someone else's daughter".
The new law paves the way for victims of sex trafficking to hold websites accountable for knowingly facilitating sex trafficking. That pimp is accused of shopping Robinson around on Backpage.com, a classified advertising website which, controversially, has included ads for sexual services.
The law makes it easier for state attorney-generals and sex-trafficking victims to file lawsuits against social media networks, advertisers and others that host exploitative material on their platforms.