Backpage: A Vulgar Web of Coercion

The pandemic of social ills Tony Ortega’s good friends over at Backpage unleashed on the nation have been an ongoing horror story. The trail of broken lives and destroyed families Backpage left in its wake remain the most enduring legacy of what Tony Ortega wanted us all to believe was nothing more than

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Jail Sentence for “Promotion of Prostitution” May Set Compelling Precedent For Backpage Promoters Like Tony Ortega

Few people would ever mistake Tony Ortega for Heidi Fleiss, the so-called Hollywood Madam whose upscale prostitution ring based in Los Angeles, California ensnared a number of high profile personalities. 

While Tony Ortega did work to promote Backpage, at times with the rabid ferocity of a dyspeptic junkyard dog, many of those who became

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Score One for the Good Guys: Backpage Sex Ring Sentenced To 81 Years in Prison

Last week we reported to you some heartening news out of the Washington, D.C., area regarding the successful prosecution of the last two pimps in what had been one of the lingering sex trafficking rings of the infamous Backpage era. 

Friday, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced on its blog that, collectively,

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Tony Ortega’s Dirty Tricks #42: Disinformation

If Tony Ortega had to choose a favorite propaganda devices we here at the blog would guess he’d pick ‘disinformation’ by a country mile. The fact is disinformation has long been Ortega’s go-to tool for muddying the waters and sowing discord in his various smear campaigns against those he designates as his “enemies”.

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Individuals Like Tony Ortega Are Reprehensible

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With court cases being delayed and investigations temporarily stayed amid the global pandemic, encouraging updates about Backpage prosecutions have been few and far between. 

Until now.  

On Tuesday July 28th, two men who pleaded guilty to trafficking an underage girl as part of a prostitution ring that operated in the

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Tony Ortega’s Dirty Tricks #36: The Firehose of Falsehood

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Over the years Tony Ortega has used many of the tricks of some of history’s most flagrant propagandists. Here at the blog we believe that sunlight is the best disinfectant, so with that in mind we’ve decided to expose some of the ‘dirty tricks’ hardcore propagandists like Tony Ortega regularly employ. 

The

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Tony Ortega: Dirty Money, Bloody Hands

Normally when we think of Tony Ortega phrases like ‘Backpage.com apologist’, or ‘child sex trafficking enabler’, or ‘fake journalist’ spring to mind. But the list of wrongs Tony Ortega has perpetrated and/or promoted doesn’t end there.

One has only to look at the myriad cases stemming from the Backpage debacle to see

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Tony Ortega’s ‘Optimal’ Online Troll Environment May Face Extinction

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Ever the hysterical anti-religion troll, Tony Ortega has – up to now – found a welcoming social media environment from which to foment his hate-filled conspiracy theories.

Darker corners of Social Media platforms, like Tony Ortega’s Twitter feed, have long provided an environment where, once any accusation has been

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Hard Times To Be A Wacko, Unemployed Basement-dwelling Conspiracy Theorist

Good news from Twitter as they announced this week that they are removing thousands of accounts and tweets that support the baseless conspiracy theories from its platform, citing them as having the potential to incite “coordinated harmful activity” — the sort that in some cases may lead to real-world harassment and other harms.

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What Would Tony Ortega Say to A Mother of a Child Backpage Had Trafficked?

As we’ve been hearing first hand about the true toll exacted upon the victims of Tony Ortega’s insidious Backpage lies, we’ve found the cost is measured in long-lingering pain and and the enduring suffering of whole families and entire communities.

Tony Ortega tried hard to sway public sentiment in favor of his sex trafficking pals

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