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[–] ridleychozo 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

Feel-good bullshit. They're not pimps or pedos. The users were. Notice how nobody in the press is going after the users who posted such content. SESTA/FOSTA's elimination of section 230 is a disaster. Section 230 already gave authorities teeth to take down founders and site owners who knowingly provided a place for child trafficking. Anytime they found stuff in the past, they cooperated with authorities and were able to help save kids from pedos. Now anyone can get charged for their users actions. This is more nuanced than you all think...

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[–] sore_ass_losers [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Well, I'd call them pimps. Its not just their users actions, they actively edited posts that were too blatantly pimping children.

EDIT: "Anytime they found stuff in the past, they cooperated with authorities and were able to help save kids from pedos." I present evidence to the contrary in my reply to your next comment.

https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/2498285/12478797

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[–] ridleychozo 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I don't see evidence they edited posts that were "pimping children".

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[–] new4now 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

They knew what they were doing when they started it

The CEO was busted before and just paid a fine

Slap on the wrists for all?

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[–] carmencita 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yeah slap on the wrist and I also smell a rat. A Big Fat Rat. This all went down way too fast, the guilty thing and all. Too fast.

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[–] new4now 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

They have played this before

Question is, Do they start back page back up, or try a new name?

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[–] sore_ass_losers [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

"Today, the Justice Department announced that Backpage’s co-founder and CEO, Carl Ferrer, 57, of Frisco, Texas, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to facilitate prostitution using a facility in interstate or foreign commerce and to engage in money laundering. Additionally, several Backpage-related corporate entities, including Backpage.com LLC, have entered guilty pleas to conspiracy to engage in money laundering."

So 'conspiracy to facilitate prostitution', nothing specific about child prostitution and trafficking.

At least they are shut down.

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[–] sore_ass_losers [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Also plead guilty to charges in Texas today: https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/2498179

Guilty means no trial, less publicity.

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[–] GreenDell144 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

So he complies by taking his website down OR he faces justice. Hollow victory for justice, but better than nothing.

Corrupt authorities allowed bp to flourish. What about the traffickers? The scurry back under their rocks like roaches, unscathed.

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[–] Lord_Voldevoat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

well, its like in this "vip trafficking" rings, they will not go after the "vips" of said rings. so they also will not go after the traffickers. its all just eyewash.

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[–] sore_ass_losers [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Craig's List took down not only the Personals section but also Therapeutic Massage. I would say 90% of the ads in there in my locale were for Asian Massage Parlors, or AMPs. AMPs are often or usually a front for prostitution, and the workers are often trafficked.

I saw an earlier post in this subverse that claimed the odd symbols used in the title of this type of posting including those for AMPs contained a code for underage prostitution.

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[–] sore_ass_losers [S] 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

The Women's March Twitter of April 7:

"The shutting down of #Backpage is an absolute crisis for sex workers who rely on the site to safely get in touch with clients. Sex workers rights are women’s rights."

I guess pimps and traffickers are sex workers too.

https://twitter.com/womensmarch/status/982689439574085634

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[–] sunajAeon 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Get a real fucking job other than sucking dick

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[–] Lord_Voldevoat 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

i'm pretty sure they also do real fucking at these jobs dude.