The Backpage Backlash – What Does It Mean?
Recently, anti sex trafficking advocates seemingly experienced a great victory when
Backpage.com’s top executives were arrested and the assets of the company seized. Theoretically, these sex traffickers were put out of business. There were celebrations in the streets!
However, now that the dust has settled and balloons have lost their air, WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN?
- Will sex traffickers find new websites and marketing venues?
- Do we really believe pimps will simply decide to quit the business?
- Will sex trafficking victims experience MORE violence as it is harder to make the quotas?
- Will the victims be more exploited as they take to the streets to find business?
- What impact will it have on Million Kids and law enforcement’s efforts to find missing kids?
- What about reverse stings used to catch predators?
- Will victim service providers be able to convince a victim to leave the life and sue Backpage?
- Will commercial sex providers turn to the Dark Net? Or their own sites?
- Will we see an increase in subscription services and webcam sex?
- Does anyone really believe this has put sex traffickers out of business?
- Will the ability of the sex trafficked victim to sue a website, where they were trafficked, bring on massive class action law suits where the victim receives little compensation?
Join us Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 7a.m. PST on VOICE AMERICA – Variety Channel as we explore the Backpage backlash.
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RESOURCES, LINKS and CASES:
- Backpage.com seized by feds over sex trafficking Ads
- Backpage.com, CEO plead guilty in California, Texas and Arizona
- Trump signs ‘FOSTA’ bill targeting online sex trafficking, enables states and victims to pursue websites
- Free speech limits lurk in dark recesses of web
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