I recently wrote a blog about claims made by Backpage and their parent company Village Voice defending their policies. The article I mentioned in that post says basically that by bringing traffickers online, and allowing them to post their sex ads on Backpage, it makes it easier for law enforcement officials to capture traffickers.
Yesterday however, Backpage filed a law suit against the state of Washington over Washington’s law to protect underage trafficking victims. The law states that age verification has to be used in order for escorts to post their ads on Backpage. Backpage is claiming the law is unconstitutional and that they don’t have the ability to police every ad that goes up on their page.
What are your thoughts?
By Jared Stewart