FBI seizing Backpage.com, affiliated websites in enforcement action

Apr 07, 2018, 01:24
FBI seizing Backpage.com, affiliated websites in enforcement action

The FBI has seized classified advertisement website Backpage.

Lacey purchased a $1.6-million home in Oak Creek Canyon near West Fork Trail in 2013. A notice that appeared at Backpage.com says the websites are being seized as part of an enforcement action by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other agencies. Viewed narrowly, the bill allows victims of sex trafficking to sue websites that "enable" their abuse, but it raises a unsafe precedent for suing websites over user-generated content.

The United States government has seized Backpage.com, the controversial classifieds website, according to a notice on the site.

Lacey was one of the cofounders of the Phoenix New Times, an alternative weekly newspaper founded in 1970 by a group of students at Arizona State University.

If you don't know about Backpage, they've always been used by prostitutes to advertise services, as well as other manners of conventional adult advertisements.

Since Craigslist shut down its "Adult Services" section in 2010, Backpage has attracted greater prominence and income.

In court filings past year, Backpage revealed that it was being investigated by a grand jury in Phoenix, where the site was originally launched as part of the New Times alternative weekly newspaper chain.

The FBI is directing inquries to the U.S. Department of Justice.

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