Advertising website, Bookpage.com closed its adult section fighting accusations from members of the Congress that the page facilitated child sex trafficking.
After that in the publication of the Senate report claimed Backpage.com had “knowingly concealed evidence of criminality” by editing ads featuring words associated with child abuse. Bookpage.com says its freedom of speech rights have been violated and also claims the ads had helped police track down missing children.
Although the closure was unexpected, now links on the site to its adult section now feature the word “censored”. Direct users to a page that claims the business has been a victim of “unconstitutional government censorship.”
Backpage’s chief executive, Craig Ferrer, was arrested last year and accused of pimping, but the case was rejected by a judge
Californian authorities had claimed that Backpage’s chief executive and two ex-owners hosted sex trade ads and pimping offences and generated millions of dollars. The…
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