Breaking Down the EARN It Act with Daly Barnett

Feb 25, 2022

Daly Barnett joins Lakeesha Harris on Old Pro News to discuss the return of the EARN IT Act. Yup, here we go again. The first Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act died in Congress back in 2020, due to opposition from many groups, including the sex worker rights movement. But in 2022, EARN IT is back, baby, and it’s just as harmful.

EARN IT passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 10, 2022 with bipartisan support. It’s on its way to the full Senate. But you have the power to stop it! Contact both your Senators and your Representative in the House to ask them not to vote in support of this bill.

Here to help us break down what EARN IT is, and why it’s an attack on online privacy and free speech, we’re pleased to welcome Daly Barnett to the show. Daly Barnett is a staff technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. She was the founder of tee-4-tech, a trans forward technology collective based in NYC, and is a part of the sex workers advocacy organization Hacking / Hustling, where her title is (and we love this!) Witch.

Excerpted From: EARN IT V. Sex Worker Safety / Old Pro News

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