Scroll to the bottom of the linked to find related articles. Craigslist may be the name brand when it comes to online classifieds — and controversial adult — but similar sites like Back. In the past six months, law enforcement officials across the U. Suspected traffickers and pimps who used Back.
In a September lawsuit, a Missouri girl accused the site of knowingly allowing her pimp to sell her sexual services online. Investigators say five men who are facing human trafficking charges in Tennessee used Back.
An audit approach of going on the Internet and surfing for criminals is a really bad way to do business. If we have specific complaints or intelligence that these things involve the interstate move of prostitutes, then it might be something we take a look at. Even the City and County of Honolulu blocks access to Back from its wireless network.
Curiously, graphic sex photos on Craigslist are not blocked by the network. Elsewhere, law enforcement has zeroed in on Back.
Earlier this year, attorneys general from 21 states asked Back to drop its sex. But, as with Craigslista cursory look at Back.
A Back. A spokesperson for Back. Even one case of teenage prostitution is one too many.
For that reason, Back. We have also just completed a thorough review of the site and have implemented several new safety measures in the past weeks.
These include: the review of all new and images in the personals and adult sections of the site, the implementation of key-word searches to quickly identify possible illegal advertising, a new content policy that prohibits nudity of any kind across the site, the blocking of HTML posted on other sites to prevent the linking of that violate our site usage policy, enlisting the help of child safety experts to help craft further safety strategies.
The owner of Back.
Last month, they paid for in the weekly newspapers owned by Village Voice Media, asking the company to dismantle its adult section. Even Craigslist has ed the criticism of Back.
In an August corporate blog postCraigslist called out back for its problem with screening adult. When craigslist implemented manual screening of adult in Mayadult on back spiked by a factor of x … their view traffic, which was flat until we implemented manual screening, more than quadrupled in the year following.
But even when individual sites agree to shutter adult sections, it appears likely others will clamor to meet demand. You're officially ed up for our daily newsletter, the Morning Beat. A confirmation will arrive shortly.
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