This just in from the rip-’em-a-new-one department: Techdirt’s Mike Masnick has administered an online atomic wedgie to Nicholas Kristof in response to the self-righteous scribe’s recent column, “Google and Sex Traffickers Like Backpage.com.” Kristof’s McCarthy-esque guilt-by-association reasoning works this way:…

Supporters of Section 230 of the federal Communications Decency Act (CDA) played defense on Capitol Hill Tuesday during a two-and-a-half-hour hearing before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee on proposed legislation to amend the federal statute. The bill under consideration…

Today’s moral panic over the much-hyped issue of sex trafficking echoes the ludicrous “white slavery” hysteria of the early 1900s: That’s the conclusion legal scholar Alexandra F. Levy draws in “The Virtues of Unvirtuous Spaces,” a provocative article published this past spring…