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News Story
8/28/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
One victim of sex trafficking began her ordeal when she was 15. She was sold through website Backpage.com for sex to men across Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Maine. She was raped more than 600 times over the course of four months. Another victim was sex trafficked through Backpage for three years starting when she was 14...
News Story
8/28/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Government restrictions on online speech should be undertaken with the greatest skepticism. But when internet companies knowingly facilitate illegal acts, such as human trafficking, that’s not speech. That’s a crime. John M. Simpson of Consumer Watchdog today writes about efforts to close a loophole in the Communications Decency Act...
News Release
5/23/2017
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today called on tech companies including Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon and Microsoft, to support amending a key Internet law so websites like Backpage.com that facilitate child sex trafficking can be held accountable by victims and state attorneys general. Consumer Watchdog’s call came at the...