Last month in April 2018 the site Backpage.com was shut down by the Us law enforcement for influencing child trafficking from their website. The CEO Carl Ferrer is under the custody and the site backpage.com is seized permanently. Thousands of children were trafficking with the help of Backpage for sex with the adults.
The site is similar to the Craigslist and it is a classified ads website where you post your classified ads and search your need for free. But site contains an adult section where you can find ads related to prostitution, and sex trafficking and related stuff. In the USA if you are looking for any adult service then you can easily find many with the help of the Backpage.
The CEO Carl Ferrer is not arrested for the first time, a few years back too authorities arrested the CEO and some other officials. After that Backpage removed the adult section to their site.
But in reality, they shifted the adult section to the other category called “dating”. Now instead of the directly promoting the adult ads now they use the “dating” words for the ads like,
- Looking for the girl to date
- Looking for someone to date.