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Holding Backpage.com accountable - The Blade - Toledo BladeHolding Backpage.com accountable - The Blade - Toledo Blade
It's hard to believe, but children in Ohio — and across America — are increasingly being exploited and sold for sex on the Internet. The National Center for ...
 
State prosecutors: Let us go after Backpage.com for sex trafficking ads - Sioux Falls Argus LeaderState prosecutors: Let us go after Backpage.com for sex trafficking ads - Sioux Falls Argus Leader
On the same day law enforcement announced nine arrests for sex trafficking charges during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, 50 attorneys general asked the federal government to help them target online prostitution ads. South Dakota Attorney General Marty ...
 
Teen testifies about being prostituted on Backpage.com - The ... - Washington PostTeen testifies about being prostituted on Backpage.com - The ... - Washington Post
The teen took the witness stand Wednesday in federal court in Alexandria. Shaking at times, she described being prostituted around the Washington area by two ...
 
Senators: Alter Internet laws to hold Backpage liable for sex trafficking - USA TODAYSenators: Alter Internet laws to hold Backpage liable for sex trafficking - USA TODAY
A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation Tuesday that aims to make it easier to sue and criminally prosecute operators of online classified sites like Backpage.com that have been used to advertise sex workers. The proposed bill would ...
 
How Backpage and Similar Sites Are Crucial in Fight Against Sex Trafficking - Reason (blog)How Backpage and Similar Sites Are Crucial in Fight Against Sex Trafficking - Reason (blog)
As the Senate considers amending long-established internet law in order to punish Backpage.com for running sex ads, many folks have pointed out that this change could be ruinous for social media and online publishing as a whole. But fewer seem willing ...
 
Backpage is hiding behind free speech to help sell children for sex - AZCentral.comBackpage is hiding behind free speech to help sell children for sex - AZCentral.com
Backpage.com is hiding behind a free speech argument to knowingly facilitate sex trafficking. The law that allows this must change.
 
Miami man charged with posting runaway girl on Backpage | Miami ... - Miami HeraldMiami man charged with posting runaway girl on Backpage | Miami ... - Miami Herald
Alerted that his little sister, a runaway teen, was being advertised for sex on Backpage.com, a Deerfield Beach man arranged a “date” which ultimately led to the ...
 
Wagner, McCaskill efforts to go after Backpage site attracting ... - STLtoday.comWagner, McCaskill efforts to go after Backpage site attracting ... - STLtoday.com
Google, other internet companies and groups say attacks on Backpage could create problems for other internet business, speech.
 
New trick of the sex trade: Pimps can use retail gift cards to buy Backpage.com ads - Dallas News (blog)New trick of the sex trade: Pimps can use retail gift cards to buy Backpage.com ads - Dallas News (blog)
Dallas-based Backpage, a classified-ad site similar to Craigslist, is the leading online marketplace for sex, according to government investigators and federal prosecutors who have been struggling for years to shut it down. The U.S. Justice Department ...
 
Anti-Backpage Bill Draws More Opposition From Tech Companies - MediaPost CommunicationsAnti-Backpage Bill Draws More Opposition From Tech Companies - MediaPost Communications
Portman (R-Ohio), is aimed at ads on Backpage.com, infamous for its prostitution ads. The bill would allow sex-trafficking victims to pursue civil lawsuits against websites that "knowingly or recklessly" facilitated victimization. The proposed measure ...