Backpage Trial Update: “Dirty Tricksters”

In the world of ligation there are no shortage of dirty tricks for those unscrupulous enough to employ them. This seems to be the case especially when those charged with a crime understand how weak their legal defense is and, more importantly, just how guilty they are of the charges before them. This certainly

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Backpage Co-conspirators Beware: The Lawsuits Are Coming

We’ve long known that law enforcement takes a very dim view of those who give aid and assistance to known sex traffickers. Increasingly, the legal system is demonstrating a similar view, by allowing more and more cases to proceed against those who partnered with Backpage to exploit underage children and vulnerable women.

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Another Explosive Backpage Article Goes Viral

The other day we were first to break the story to our readers of a pending tv series based on an article about Backpage which went viral. Today we received news of a similar type story – another damning article dealing with the underage sex trafficking mill and the human vermin like Tony

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In A Post-Backpage Era, A New Anti-Sex Trafficking Hero Emerges (To Clean Up The Corruption Tony Ortega Helped Spread)

Online industries have been in a lot of hot water lately: hate speech, financial scams, undermined elections and — thanks to sites like Backpage — sex trafficking.

Up to now tech companies have largely avoided legal consequences, owing to a landmark 1996 law which protects them from lawsuits.

Today that federal law, Section 230 of

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Translating Abuse into Cash

To put it simply, the aftermath of the world’s largest child-sex ring, Backpage, has been ugly. While some of the online pimps Tony Ortega once defended as ‘expressing their First Amendment rights’ have been brought to justice for illegally trafficking exploited women and underage girls, many remain at large.

The wake of Backpage’s demise

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Tony Ortega: Fraud at Village Voice Front

The rise and fall of the Village Voice reads like a Greek tragedy. Having long been a stalwart of strong writing and interesting points of view, it went from being an American icon to a national disgrace in a matter of a few short weeks following Tony Ortega being installed as Editor-in-Chief. It was around

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Ortega’s Backpage Lies Continue to Victimize

By this point there are few brazen enough to argue away the corrupting influence Backpage had on every element of society it touched — from the marginalized who were its victims to the online predators from all walks of life who took advantage of the despicable illegal sex trade platform. Tony Ortega is about the

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Backpage Fooled No One, Even Then

The spotlight we’ve been focusing on the final days of Tony Ortega at the Village Voice has brought a lot of shady business to light. With the benefit of 20/20 vision the reckless criminality of Backpage and the cavalcade of villains like Tony Ortega it gave rise to, are only too obvious today. But all

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Motion Denied: Bombshell Ruling on Upcoming Backpage Trial Sends Shockwaves

Questions have been pouring into the blog recently about updates to the court case against the owners of Backpage, James Larkin and Michael Lacey, set for next spring. We here do our best to bring you all the late breaking news around the illegal sex trafficking scheme Tony Ortega long shilled for, knowing full well

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Why Tony Ortega Remains The State’s Crucial Witness

Tony Ortega Backpage.com Apologist

As we observed during our look back at the seriously suspect history of Tony Ortega’s ‘career’ as a propagandist for hire for the syndicate behind the child sex trafficking website Backpage, the truth is far stranger than any fiction Ortega has ever invented.

During his tenure at the

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