Editorial: The bipartisan war on human trafficking is a bright spot


Editorial: The bipartisan war on human trafficking is a bright spot

It could be about time to turn the page on Backpage.com. The sleazy Dallas-based website widely used to promote human-trafficking and child prostitution has just seen its last line of defense destroyed.
The Washington Post reported last week that investigators accidentally discovered documents directly linking Backpage to a third-party contractor in the Philippines who generated advertising content for Backpage customers. For years, Backpage has dodged law enforcement, state attorneys general and congressional investigators by claiming it is merely a passive carrier of third-party content, protected by Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act. That’s a valuable First Amendment protection …

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