Kristen DiAngelo, executive director of the Sex Workers Outreach Project of Sacramento, criticized the shutdown, questioning how many sex workers across the United States no longer had a way to support themselves. Backpage soon became the second largest online classified site in the United States. On April 29, , a Florida former middle school teacher was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for buying sex with a year-old girl who was advertised on Backpage. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations , S. Congress has precluded liability for online publishers for the action of publishing third party speech and thus provided for both a foreclosure from prosecution and an affirmative defense at trial. Retrieved January 20, Backpage immediately filed an appeal and sought a stay, which the district court denied, then filed emergency stay petitions with the U.
Remy. Age: 20.
Backpage allowed for sex workers using the site to post bad date lists, screen clients and communicate with other sex workers to ensure a safer experience.
Caitlin. Age: 31.
Backpage.com, website known for sex-related classified ads, reportedly seized by FBI
Please consider splitting content into sub-articles, condensing it, or adding subheadings. Backpage allowed for sex workers using the site to post bad date lists, screen clients and communicate with other sex workers to ensure a safer experience. As part of his plea agreement Ferrer agreed to shut down the site and give its data to law enforcement. Retrieved January 21,