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Washington Post: A movie about online sex-trafficking might actually get laws changed

Original Post: Washington Post It’s tough getting a consensus on anything these days, but child sex abuse and human trafficking are generally considered indefensible crimes. So who’s defending them? According to “I Am Jane Doe,” that would be Google. And Microsoft. And Facebook. And Yahoo. Directed by Mary Mazzio (“Lemonade Stories,” “Underwater Dreams”) and coming […]

Issue: Sex Trafficking

BREAKING: Google is a Mainstream Supporter of Sex Traffickers

Report Reveals Google Support of Yesterday a coalition of consumer and anti-trafficking advocates released a report documenting that Google has financially backed the efforts of digital rights groups to defend—a website notorious for facilitating prostitution and sex trafficking—from numerous legal challenges. The report cited evidence that Google and the groups it financially supports have […]

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2017 Dirty Dozen:

Newly Introduced Legislation Could Radically Decrease Online Sex Trafficking

Sex trafficking and prostitution have extended online. It’s time for our laws to do the same. Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO) introduced an important bipartisan bill today to lift barriers that have been impeding efforts to seek justice against online facilitators of sex trafficking. This bill would amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA). Unfortunately, Section […]

2017 Dirty Dozen:

Investigative Reporters Find Sex Ads Remain on, After Site “Shuts Down” Adult Section

Publicity stunts aren’t the same as policy changes. Two months ago, an online classifieds website that’s under scrutiny from the federal government for its facilitation of sex trafficking and prostitution, “shut down” the section on its website entitled “adult services.” This change occurred the night before Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer and founders, Michael Lacey […]

2017 Dirty Dozen: Blocks Prostitution Ads in U.S. Under Pressure for Sex Trafficking, a large classified ad website notorious for facilitating prostitution and sex trafficking, blocked its prostitution ads in the U.S. on Monday under mounting pressure for its role as a facilitator of sex trafficking. This marks a narrow gain for the abolitionists of commercial sexual exploitation.—one of the largest websites that hosts ads for the […]

2017 Dirty Dozen List – MASTER’s Knowing Facilitation of Online Sex Trafficking: Excerpt From Subcommittee Investigation Report

We believe this report, generated as a result of U.S. Senate committee investigations into sex trafficking on, is vitally important. Please read this Executive Summary, and the full report, to learn more about why is a top mainstream facilitator of sex trafficking. BACKPAGE.COM’S KNOWING FACILITATION OF ONLINE SEX TRAFFICKING EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Read Full Report […]

2017 Dirty Dozen List – MASTER

Podcast Episode: Does Facebook Facilitate Sex Trafficking?

We think of sex trafficking as only occurring in dingy dungeons, but really so much of it has moved online – it’s a digital age – you no longer need to “know a guy” or go to the seedy side of town to have access to information about buying sex – now access to what […]

2015 Dirty Dozen: Facebook

Sex website loses bid to claim freedom of press shield against Congress

By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times Friday, September 2, 2016 FULL ARTICLE HERE, one of the Internet’s largest sex-service websites, lost its bid Friday to claim protection under the First Amendment when a federal appeals court ruled the company must turn over internal files to Congress. Senate investigators have been looking into whether Backpage does enough to […]

2017 Dirty Dozen List – MASTER

3 Steps You Can Take to Fight Sex Trafficking Today!

Sometimes it may feel like there’s not much one person can do to end sex trafficking. But together, our individual actions can make a monumental difference. To help empower and equip you to take a stand for human dignity, we’ve compiled three quick and easy actions you can take today. 1. Take a Stand Against Online […]

2017 Dirty Dozen List – MASTER

Women and Children for Sale: Brought to You by

For those unfamiliar with, it is a classified advertising website offering a variety of listings including everything from used cars and real estate to job openings. In fact, it is the second largest classified ads website on the Internet, just behind Craigslist. However, many have never even heard of This is surprising and […]

2017 Dirty Dozen List – MASTER

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