A Backpage.com Celebration is Short-Lived

In the end, we had a celebration that lasted only a few minutes. Many anti-trafficking advocates were delighted to learn Tuesday morning that Backpage.com had shuttered its adult ads section, long a large and profitable online marketplace for youth exploited in the sex trade. No longer would the trafficked teenagers who come to our Covenant House shelters, shattered by repeated rapes and violence, be bought and sold through online ads that Backpage claimed were protected by the First Amendment.

We cheered the hard work of the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on...
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