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This Website Will Be a Hub for Sex Trafficking at the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl. Football, half-time, hilarious commercials. And sex trafficking. In recent years, the public has become more aware of the tragedy of sex trafficking at large sporting events or conferences. Because of this awareness, law enforcement is preemptively striving to ensure safety and security to the many thousands of men and women that will be…

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Backpage.com’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 Backpage.com, is vitally important. Please read this Executive Summary, and the full report, to learn more about why Backpage.com is a top mainstream facilitator of sex trafficking. BACKPAGE.COM’S KNOWING FACILITATION OF ONLINE SEX TRAFFICKING EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Read Full Report…

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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   Backpage.com, 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…

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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…

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STATEMENT: Senate Holds Backpage CEO in Contempt; NCOSE Compares Backpage to African Slave Trade Company

Statement by Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE   Washington, DC – Led by Senators Rob Portman and Claire McCaskill, the Senate voted today to hold Backpage.com’s CEO in contempt of Congress. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) applauds this decision and insists that Backpage be held accountable for its role in facilitating sex…

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Proof: Sex Trafficking on Backpage

Backpage.com is the leading U.S. website for prostitution advertising, generating nearly 80% of all the online prostitution advertising revenue. Law enforcement officials say trafficked women and children are sold on Backpage daily. The site is even actively opposing laws that make it a felony to advertise sexual services of children. For this reason, NCOSE has…

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Washington Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Victims, Against Backpage

Recently, the Washington Supreme Court ruled in favor of three young women who sued Backpage.com after they were sex trafficked as minors on the website. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) praises this decision, which allows the lawsuit to proceed to trial. After the lawsuit was originally filed, Backpage filed a motion to dismiss…

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Giannini: Backpage.com is One of the Leading Websites for Prostitution Ads in U.S.

By Joanne Giannini, Original Source: golocalprov.com What a seedy honor it is for backpage.com. According to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCSE), backpage.com is one of the leading U.S websites for prostitution advertising. It has made NCSE’s dirty dozen list of leading companies and groups that contribute to and profit from sexual exploitation. And backpage.com has a lot to show for…

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Backpage.com Files Suit Against Sheriff Instead of Seeking Justice for Trafficking Victims

NCSE denounces Backpage for prizing profits over victims’ safety Washington, DC – Tuesday, Backpage.com filed a lawsuit against the Cook County Sheriff, Tom Dart, for his successful request to major credit cards that they cut off the website. Backpage.com is known for regularly featuring prostituted women and sex trafficking victims on its “adult” services page….

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Backpage.com Sues Sheriff Instead of Protecting Trafficking Victims

Now, more than ever, it is necessary to support companies that are making the right choice to reject contributing to sexual exploitation. That is the choice that several major credit card companies – American Express, MasterCard, and Visa – have made, by cutting ties with Backpage.com over their “adult” services page. Backpage is well known…

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