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Sex, Lies and Suicide: What's Wrong with the War on Sex Traffickingnew

The anti-sex trafficking movement shows an alarming lack of understanding of how the internet works. We are fighting a war that can't be won online. There is a better way – if we embrace technology instead of running from it.
Forbes  |  07-10-2012  10:00 am  |  Industry News

Village Voice Media Responds to Nick Kristofnew

Nicholas D. Kristof was wrong about the most devastating fact in his Sunday column in The New York Times regarding Backpage.com, says Village Voice Media.
Village Voice Media  |  03-21-2012  10:46 am  |  Industry News

Is Backpage Responsible for Kidnapping and Rape?new

The reality of sex marketing is more complicated than Nicholas Kristof admits.
Reason  |  01-26-2012  7:00 am  |  Industry News

David Carr: Being Selective About Sex Ads Contributed to the Twin Cities Reader's Demisenew

New York Times columnist David Carr says of the battle over online sex ads, "If Backpage.com retreats ... some other alternative will immediately take its place."
The New York Times  |  11-01-2011  12:42 pm  |  Industry News

Advertising Does Not Create Trafficking, Ending Advertising Will Not Stop Itnew

If we are really serious about stopping trafficking, we need to start caring about the lives of sex workers.
The L Magazine  |  10-31-2011  2:05 pm  |  Industry News

Village Voice Media Responds to Religious Coalition

A coalition of 36 clergy members placed a full-page ad in The New York Times demanding the closure of the Backpage.com adult classified section. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  10-26-2011  11:30 am  |  Industry News

Judge Dismisses Sex Trafficking Lawsuit Against Village Voice Medianew

A federal judge in St. Louis dismissed the suit brought by a teenage sex trafficking victim, affirming that websites cannot be held liable for content posted by users.
Missouri Lawyers Media Blog  |  08-17-2011  4:48 pm  |  Legal News

CNN's Amber Lyon Has a Conflict of Interestnew

See video and transcript of CNN's Amber Lyon helping her sex trafficking source, FAIR Fund, raise money.
Village Voice Media  |  07-05-2011  3:02 pm  |  Industry News

Internet Sex Panicnew

Fake study, real impact.
Reason.com  |  05-23-2011  3:10 pm  |  Industry News

Backpage.com to Suspend Certain Areas of Personals and Adult Sections

In a proactive effort to protect its advertisers, users, and minors Backpage.com calls for creation of national task force to fight illegal users of online classified sites. (FULL STORY)
Backpage.com  |  10-19-2010  10:42 am  |  Press Releases

Backpage.com Rejects Calls for Censorship

Backpage.com respectfully declines the recent demand by a group of 21 state attorneys general that it close its adult classifieds website. (FULL STORY)
Backpage.com  |  09-21-2010  4:58 pm  |  Press Releases

Backpage.com, VVM Helped FBI Catch Child Predator

Village Voice Media responds to lawsuit against Backpage.com. (FULL STORY)
Village Voice Media  |  09-20-2010  7:32 am  |  Press Releases

Backpage.com Announces Enhanced Services

Unique user-features set online classifies website apart from competition (FULL STORY)
Backpage.com Press Release  |  06-03-2009  8:53 am  |  Press Releases

Human Trafficking Evokes Outrage, Little Evidencenew

The Washington Post  |  09-23-2007  10:31 am  |  Legal News