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Senators push bill to stop spread of child sexual abuse material, puts pressure on tech companies

But some organizations say even though the bill has good intentions, it will prove to be more harmful.

“It would actually provide a get out of jail free card for child abusers,” NetChoice Vice President Carl Szabo said.

Szabo says the legislation would turn social media companies into a part of the government, and make any information they turn over, a violation of the Fourth Amendment.

“All of that material that was voluntarily turned over…becomes an unlawful search and seizure,” Szabo said.

Szabo warns if Congress doesn’t fix the legislation, bad actors and child abusers are more likely to get away with their crimes.