Those were the sections that had advertised sexual services.
Although those sections still are closed and show only the word "censored," sexual services ads now appear in the sites' "dating" sections.
All Backpage did, says a child advocate who alerted to the ads, is mislead the Senate. Rob Portman, slammed Backpage Monday and Tuesday with a report and hearing in which the site's owners and executives were accused of abetting human trafficking.
The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, chaired by Ohio Republican U. The report, based on 1.1 million Backpage documents obtained under subpoena, said Backpage removed words such as ""Lolita," "rape," "little girl" and "Amber Alert" from ads -- and also coached advertisers not to use them -- while knowing the resulting ads were still in service of pimps and prostitution rings exploiting and abusing girls.
) and the Dallas-based have allowed outsiders to watch the screening process used for their prostitution ads.
Liz Mc Dougall, the new in-house counsel for Backpage (she used to work for Craigslist)Â allowed cameras from into a screening room in an undisclosed location (probably Phoenix) where both an automated key word-catch system and real live employees monitor each ad before it goes up.
The point: it seemed like users could easily skip the chit-chat and just pay someone for sex without leaving their i Phone.
For the most part these consist of a BBBJ (Bare Back Blow Job, as in no condom) and GFE (Girlfriend Experience, as in she will treat you with artificial affection and give you the "experience" of making love as your girlfriend), with slight variations in the pitch.The ads are in the sites' "dating" sections, but they solicit sexual services and activity.They are running in Cleveland, Akron, Washington and nationwide.Daily delivered to your inbox On Thursday, he estimated that there has also been a 35 percent increase in “non-professional” prostitution, where people offer their services through fake dating ads and instead of money take payment in commodities, such as new phones, computers and even food.“More and more women and men take part in the activity of prostitution,” Zazhmilin said, adding that Russia’s neighbors and trade partners had also been hit by the financial crisis.“Many come to work here from the former Soviet Union,” he said.