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04.12.18
Backpage.com CEO pleads guilty to human trafficking
04.12.18

Backpage.com CEO pleads guilty to human trafficking

CEO Carl Ferrer faces up to five years in prison and is cooperating with the prosecution.

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04.09.18
Backpage.com officials indicted following FBI shutdown
04.09.18

Backpage.com officials indicted following FBI shutdown

They’re charged with facilitating prostitution and money laundering.

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04.06.18
Backpage.com was seized by the federal government
04.06.18

Backpage.com was seized by the federal government

The FBI also raided the house of one of the site’s co-founders.

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02.27.18
House passes contentious anti-online sex trafficking bill
02.27.18

House passes contentious anti-online sex trafficking bill

And the tech industry is divided on the issue.

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01.04.18
Bipartisan support grows for online sex trafficking bill
01.04.18

Bipartisan support grows for online sex trafficking bill

The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act could become law fairly soon.

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01.10.17
Backpage shutters its adult section before Senate hearing
01.10.17

Backpage shutters its adult section before Senate hearing

And hours after the Senate published a report accusing the website of profiting from illegal activities.

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12.26.16
Backpage.com execs hit with pimping and money laundering charges
12.26.16

Backpage.com execs hit with pimping and money laundering charges

California's Attorney General claims the site's founders built a network of businesses to support "illicit and exploitative activity."

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12.12.16
Backpage executives cleared of pimping charges
12.12.16

Backpage executives cleared of pimping charges

The site's owners successfully argued that they were not responsible content posted by third parties.

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10.07.16
Backpage CEO arrested and charged with pimping a minor
10.07.16

Backpage CEO arrested and charged with pimping a minor

The classified site has long been linked to prostitution.

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