Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) announced that he will go to the U.S. Senate floor next week and call for unanimous consent on legislation giving victims of sexual exploitation online the right to sue social media platforms.
Apologies are nice, but it’s time for Congress to act. Next week I will go to the floor and ask unanimous consent to pass legislation giving victims of exploitation online the right to sue the platforms. We’ve had years of talk. Now is the time to make this law— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) February 1, 2024
Yesterday in a Senate Judiciary hearing, Senator Hawley pressed Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg about child exploitation on his social media platforms. Zuckerberg stood up and apologized to the families of victims of child exploitation in the hearing room, but would not commit to compensating the families who have suffered as a consequence of his inaction.