Commercial Sex Services Website Shuts Down Its Adult Services Section
Backpage, the “largest commercial sex services advertising platform in the U.S.” (2016 Senate report), has shut down its adult services section. The recent article in USA today explains further, click here to read.
“The operators of the controversial online classified site Backpage.com announced on Monday they have shuttered access to the adult section of their website within the U.S.
The move came hours after the release of a blistering report from a Senate panel charging that Backpage.com systematically edits its escort ads, filtering out words that would suggest the site was promoting the sex trafficking of children.
The report, which was released ahead of a Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations hearing on Tuesday in which Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer and other top company officials are scheduled to testify, is the latest turn in local and federal lawmakers’ effort to press the company to stop publishing certain adult services ads.”