Anything To Avoid Justice: Backpage’s Absurd New Legal Strategy

If it is own thing we all know about the slimy executives of the Backpage sex trafficking syndicate, it is this: they will use every dirty, underhanded trick in the book to slither off the hook.

Maybe it’s a trick they learned from their pitchman, Tony Ortega. One thing is certain, however, this past

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Out Of The Frying Pan And Into The Fire

The United States saw the passage of  Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA and Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), a bill that held websites criminally responsible for facilitating all forms of illegal sex trafficking, and which shuttered a host of platforms used by pimps and prostitutes alike to advertise their sexual services. Since that

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Is Tony Ortega A Proponent of Torture?

If you buy the lies Tony Ortega has advanced during his stint as the mouth piece for the human sex trafficking website Backpage, odds are you are under the delusion that prostitution is merely an economic choice or a victimless crime.  

To listen to Tony Ortega you’d think being trafficked for the sex

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Reaping What They Sowed: Ortega, Village Voice and The Backpage Conspirators

When Craigslist closed its “adult” section, Backpage became the go-to online spot for illegal sex listings. Its presence grew to be ubiquitous across the United States, making it the target of numerous law enforcement and attorneys general. 

Despite Tony Ortega’s whining to contrary. 

Despite his list of deceptive excuses as long as your arm. 

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“If You Can’t Beat ‘Em With Truth, Lie More Loudly”

Today we return to the in-depth look we’ve been taking a look at a telling editorial published by CNN in the early days of Backpage, some six years before the sex trafficking platform’s federally-enforced shutdown.

We say ‘telling’ because it is simply remarkable to look back at contemporary reporting at the time Backpage began

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“Couldn’t, Wouldn’t, Shouldn’t”: Tony Ortega’s Paper-Thin Defense of Backpage Torn Apart

It’s been a tumultuous week here in the United States, with all signs pointing the fact that there are still many surprises to come in the days and weeks ahead.

It’s within this context that we share with you excerpts from the following article unexpectedly shared with us overnight by a reader of

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A Shameless Cocoon Of Lies, Lies, Lies

Over the course of this week, we’ve been watching how the events over the course of a single day in October of 2016 would be the death knell for Backpage, signaling the end of its rampant under-age sex trafficking empire and the shameless cocoon of lies Tony Ortega spun in their defense.

Now that

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Backpage Criminal Conspiracy Finds Tony Ortega’s Fingerprints Everywhere

In what is to surely be felt as yet another blow to the pimps of the Backpage empire —and their spineless toadies like Tony Ortega – the U.S. District Judge Susan Brnovich who will be presiding at trial, announced she will not be stepping away from the criminal case charging Backpage executives with facilitating

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Hitting Sex Traffickers Where They Live

By any measurement 2020 has been a year filled with disasters. From the out-of-control forest faires in the western half of the United States to the raging fires of anti-religious hatred fueled by those like Tony Ortega.

And, let’s be honest here, in many ways Tony Ortega is to tolerance online what a lit

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Destroy Lives, Create Profit

In an interview with a popular women’s magazine, an actress explained how she has been working as an undercover FBI agent fighting against child sex trafficking on sites like Backpage. 

During her time undercover the star participated in half a dozen child-sex stings around the world as an unpaid volunteer. 

She explained her involvement

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