Backpage CEO Taught Criminals How To Do Crime

Through our examination into Backpage’s fruitless and ultimately vain attempts to shirk the laws in their greed-driven crime spree to generate hundreds of millions in personal profit through the highly illegal human sex trafficking trade, we’ve come across what we believe to be evidence more than sufficient to prove the state’s case against its

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How One University Study Unmasked The Backpage Child Sex Ring

Tony Ortega

In our last post we saw how despite Backpage’s official denials, and Tony Ortega’s seemingly endless stream of mind-numbing propagandistic lies, public perception was beginning to change regarding the legitimacy and lawfulness of Backpage’s business practices. The truth about their human sex trafficking/prostitution ring was beginning to spread.

At first they attempted

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Where Truth Is Cheap, Lies Bring Big Profits

On the evening of Thursday May 10, 2012, the television news station CNN ran an expose on Backpage that emphasized “how young some of these girls look”. During the course of the program, the cable news channel said out loud what the rest of us had long understood as they deemed the website “a

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Notified of Kidnapped Girl For Sale on Their Site, Backpage Does Nothing

Tony Ortega

Backpage’s deliberate attempt to feign ignorance concerning the wide range of sex crimes they were actively facilitating on their website is by this point, no longer up for debate for anyone willing to look at the evidence.

For those, however, who still may be on the fence about Backpage’s criminal negligence consider

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Backpage Backpedals Into Blame-shifting

Tony Ortega

Recently we saw how Backpage turned a blind eye to a woman who had contacted them to report that one of the “escorts” depicted in their online ads was only 17 years old. Despite the fact that the woman had informed them that the juvenile had been attempting to recruit the complaining

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Corporate Obfuscation, Criminal Deception & Tony Ortega’s Lies

Tony Ortega

We have seen how Backpage, despite a full awareness that they were breaking state and federal laws by engaging in for-profit human sex trafficking, attempted to deceive both the public and federal authorities.

Evidence of this knowledge is in no short supply as the criminals behind the Backpage scam were sloppy when

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“They Knew! They Lied! They Tried to Hide Their Crimes!”

Tony ortega

Back when Tony Ortega was shooting off his mouth in praise of Backpage, one of his favorite lies seems to have been what we’ve come to know as the ‘myth of Backpage self-moderation. Tony Ortega falsely claimed that Backpage took ‘proactive’ steps to root out instances of illicit prostitution and child sex

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“The Sick Joke of Backpage”

Tony Ortega

By this point we believe we have firmly established that Backpage clearly understood that Tony Ortega’s fraudulent defense of their child sex trafficking practice was nothing but lies. That being said, however, we would be remiss if we didn’t offer our readers a look into the vast amount of evidence federal

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How Tony Ortega’s PR Crusade Made Protecting Children A “Low Priority” For Backpage

Carl Ferrer, Michael Lacey and James Larkin

When we last looked in to the ongoing saga of the Backpage crime syndicate we saw how by the end of that summer of 2011 the chief conspirators of the online sex trafficking ring, Michael Lacey, James Larkin and Carl Ferrer together with problematically unethical enablers like

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“No Forensic Training Required”

Tony Ortega

One of the major themes we’ve been looking at recently is the extent to which Backpage and the various accessories to its multiple crimes, like Tony Ortega,  intentionally chose to ignore the red flags Backpage’s illicit activities were raising.

We noted yesterday that the lack of willingness by of many of these

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