AGs: Backpage.com Should Drop Adult Service Ads

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The attorneys general Tuesday signed onto a letter asking Village Voice Media-owned Backpage.com to develop better safeguards to keep prostitution and child trafficking ads out of other sections.

Attorneys general in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia also signed the letter.

Hood and the others have also taken on Craigslist, which this month shut down its adult services section under pressure from prosecutors concerned that it was being used to promote prostitution.


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  • by Anonymous on Sep 21, 2010 at 06:17 PM
    this is as bad as making bars responsible for drunk drivers.. after they leave the bar.. even if the driver drank more after they left the bar.. as you go after theses then need to go after the news papers for scams as well.... then you have dating sites for not checking info on those that placed adds being single and their not.. and the list goes on.. most adds on the web are in the local papers as well
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