HARRISBURG – A bill is being introduced to combat human trafficking through internet interventions like filters, especially in the case where children have access to adult content online. Philadelphia Rep. Darisha Parker says her measure will require the installation of filters on internet-capable devices to automatically block obscene adult content. She said by making it more difficult to access websites that promote sex trafficking or obscene adult content, we can simultaneously fight against this growing menace. The bill also creates an admission fee for all live adult-entertainment establishments. The fees would go to grant funding for organizations fighting human trafficking and child exploitation. In 2019, the National Human Trafficking Hotline received over 270 reports of human trafficking in PA, with 85% of these cases involving sex trafficking. Similar legislation has been introduced in over 20 states.

REP. DARISHA PARKER