Another life connected to Tony Ortega’s Backpage propaganda ends in despair, as so many do – Part I

Yet another bombshell case against Tony Ortega’s former employer, the infamous sex trafficking website Backpage comes to light this week.

This case involves an unnamed plaintiff known only as ‘K.R.’ She claims that Backpage directly violated the Code of Alabama §13A-6-151, and makes claims for violation of Alabama’s human trafficking statute, outrage, negligence and

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The Backpage Ploy Part 2

Our last post discussed how Backpage attempted to characterize itself as ‘Sheriff of the Internet’, much in the way the proverbial fox would guard a henhouse.

They tried to create relationships with various law enforcement agencies in what amounted to nothing more than a PR strategy which sought to control the narrative around its involvement

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The Backpage Ploy Part 1

 

In or around 2010, as the Backpage began to emerge as a significant presence in the online sex advertising business, they developed a plan to minimize the attention devoted to its activities by the public and by law enforcement agencies, particularly concerning advertising of children on its website.

Defendants undertook to forge seemingly

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The Backpage Shell Game

Deceit through obfuscation. In every sense, this could have been a motto for the Backpage during the time Carl Ferrer was Tony Ortega’s superior at the helm of the largest sex trafficking platform the United States has ever known.

This week we’ve been looking at how Ferrer directly reached out to pimps and traffickers in

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Sex for Money: Ortega’s Flimsy Defense

 

We wrote previously as Editor-At-Large Tony Ortega from 2007 to 2012 oversaw the sleazy Backpage’s “posting rules” and “content requirements.” But Ortega went further by publicly attacking anyone in the press who raised questions about the Backpage’s roll as the country’s leading sex trafficking platform, referring to reports of rising rates

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Unconscionable Pimps: Tony Ortega and The Backpage

In our last piece we introduced you to Tony Ortega’s boss Carl Ferrer, the longtime CEO of the infamous Backpage under-age sex ring operation.

We’ve explained how helping sex traffickers and prostitutes avoid detection by law enforcement through their phony “posting rules” and “content requirements.” What is now being revealed in the

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Meet Tony Ortega’s Former Sex-selling Boss Carl Ferrer

Defendant Carl Ferrer, who has been the CEO of Backpage for many years, personally helped one sex trafficker ensure that his sex trafficking ads would be posted on the website after the Backpage locked his account for posting an ad for sex.

As previously reported this sex trafficker went by the username “Urban

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How Tony Ortega Got His Salary From Child Sex Trafficking

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Anthony “Tony” Ortega

After Backpage.com created the marketplace, Tony Ortega helped sex traffickers create and develop the content of their ads on the site so they could profit from each ad.

When law enforcement began to scrutinize the illegal activity occurring on Backpage, Ortega’s bosses

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