Facing Senate hearing, Backpage.com eliminates all adult ad sections

Facing Senate hearing, Backpage.com eliminates all adult ad sections Backpage.com, a website for classified ads similar to Craigslist, shuttered its adult-ads section on Monday, the Los Angeles Times reports. The adult ads have long been controversial, with the site’s critics claiming that it facilitates sex trafficking

New York Magazine

Backpage shuts down adult section, citing government pressure and unlawful censorship campaign

Backpage.com, one of the world’s largest classified ad websites and a frequent target in the political battle against sex trafficking, closed its adult ads section Monday in the United States, claiming to be the victim of a government witch hunt. The

Los Angeles Times

Backpage Closes Adult Classifieds Section, Citing Pressure From Senate

In the past few years, Backpage.com has seen increasing push-back from regulators over its alleged support of illegal sex work and human trafficking, and government seemingly just landed the final blow—at least for now. The Los Angeles Times reported …

Forbes

Facing Senate hearing, Backpage.com eliminates all adult ad sections

Valued at more than $500 million by a recent Senate report, online classified advertising site Backpage.com quickly removed all adult sections on Monday night prior to a Tuesday hearing scheduled by the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations …

Digital Trends

Backpage Shuts Down ‘Adult’ Section, After Senate Investigation

Hours after the Senate subcommittee on Investigations released their report on Backpage.com, the classified ad listing platform has shut down their Adult section. Senate Backpage.com Investigation. On Tuesday, the US government released their …

Digital Chew

Under pressure from gov’t, Backpage.com shuts down adult-services ads

The online classified ads company Backpage.com has shut down its adult advertising section in the face of ongoing state and federal lawsuits and government pressure in the form of Senate investigations and more. Officials of the Dallas-based website …

Boston Business Journal

Backpage shuts down adult ads, cries censorship

Backpage, one of the world’s largest classified web sites, shut down its adult ad section for U.S. users Monday after a damning Senate report accused it of masking criminal activity including child sex trafficking and prostitution. The Texas-based web

KARE

Backpage.com shuts down ‘adult’ ads after Senate committee report

The owners of Backpage.com on Monday shut down the “adult” section on the online-classified advertising site, just hours after a U.S. Senate committee released a report that found the site knowingly aided users in posting ads for prostitution and child

Chicago Sun-Times

Backpage.com Responds to Senate Report by Labeling Adult Ads ‘Censored’

Online classified marketplace Backpage.com announced late Monday that it has shut down its sex advertising section, citing “unconstitutional government censorship,” just hours after a U.S. Senate subcommittee released findings alleging that the site …

Bloomberg

Backpage.com CEO mum on screening policies amid sex-trafficking scandal

Backpage.com CEO Carl Ferrer leaves the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, after invoking his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. (AP Photo/Cliff …

Washington Times