The online classified ad company “Backpage,” however, has become the Walmart of sex trafficking and prostitution.The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) told a recent Senate subcommittee that 71 percent of all suspected child sex trafficking cases have a link to Backpage.Backpage is a profoundly lucrative sex-ad business.
For a modest fee, traffickers can post sex ads of women and children they control with force or fraud.
According to Dawn Hawkins, executive director for the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, Backpage posts one million sex ads a day.
According to the Justice Department, more than half of known victims in the U.
In December, Backpage sued the Department of Justice to prevent the enforcement of a new anti-trafficking law.
The chat service will request you to configure your chat room and give you room host abilities.
Please be aware that only one chat room is given per member profile.And we’d soon learn it had been alive and well long before 9/11, working its evil plans right under our noses.Most children enslaved in human trafficking, if not rescued, will die within seven years.As of 2014, Backpage had an EBITDA margin (measure of profitability) of 82 percent, compared with a 9.3 percent average for similar online service companies.Backpage has been accused by several advocacy groups—including the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), Shared Hope, and Polaris—of actively assisting pimps by editing ads to avoid detection from law enforcement while increasing their customer base.Therefore, a chat room embed on more than website page will provide access to the same member profile chat room.