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Confiscated backpage server
As part of an assertion campaign with the FBI, other state authorities and prosecutors general from Texas and California, the Ministry of Justice confiscated the server of the on-line sexual market place Backpage.com. Celebration of the sinking of the on-line sexual trade nervous centre triggered victims. Items do not always contain photographs, diagrams or graphs.
Backpage.com taken offline'as part of an enforcing measure', say Feds
Backpage.com was dismantled on Friday and confiscated by the Swiss government's criminal prosecution agencies. Last year's Washington Post survey found that Backpage in the Philippines used a service provider to get in touch with hooker on other sites to entice their advertisements to Backpage and create the advertisements for these hooker in the forefront.
On Friday, website users were welcomed with an official statement that "backpage.com and related sites were confiscated as part of an enforcing action" by government bodies such as the FBI and the U.S. Postal Service and Internal Revenue Service prosecution team. Many other state and federation bodies in Arizona, California and Texas also participated in and supported the implementation action," the Communication states.
She said more information would be disclosed later Friday by the Department of Justice; a spokesman did not immediately react to a proposal for comments. Backpage has gained more attention and revenue since Craigslist closed its Adult Services division in 2010. Nestled in advertisements of sexual intercourse on sites are a certain number of requests for kids, anti-sex trade groups have said.
A Senate sub-commission in 2016 started an inquiry into the part played by Backpage in the pediatric sexual trade and found that Backpage had changed the text of the advertisements to remove links to pediatric information while the advertisements were still standing. It has deliberately rejected the facilitation of the sexual trade and found that it works with prosecution inquiries to find recruiters and traffickers.
This Senate inquiry resulted in a bill that approved both Congress buildings last months with the title''FOSTA'', an abbonym for the Fight Online Sex Traffic Act. This bill amends the Communications Decency Act and would allow public attorneys and sexual traffickers to prosecute website owners in both penal and civilian courts.
BACKPAGE disclosed in last year's briefs that it was searched by a grandiose panel in Phoenix, where the site was initially ejected as part of the recent Times Alternate Newspaper chain. The FBI had attacked Michael Lacey, co-founder of Backpage, in Arizona, according to a report in the area.
FBI affirmed that "lawsuits are taking place" and asked further question to the Department of Justice.