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Online sex market Backpage was seized in April following new regulation intended to stem human trafficking, but the results haven’t been entirely positive. This story of Indianapolis cops reverting to…

Indianapolis vice cop says SESTA/FOSTA closure of Backpage has ‘blinded’ investigators

Backpage.com, for years the primary online platform for the sex trade, has pleaded guilty as a company to charges of sex trafficking in Texas, the state’s attorney general announced today.…

Backpage pleads guilty to sex trafficking, CEO faces up to 5 years for money laundering

A few weeks after passing both the Senate and House with an overwhelming majority, the controversial Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) has been signed…

Trump signs controversial anti-sex-trafficking bill

The government seizes Backpage.com

4:46 pm PDT • April 6, 2018

Visitors to Backpage.com today were greeted by a simple message from the U.S. Department of Justice, noting that it had seized the classifieds site. According to the static image, the move…

The government seizes Backpage.com