Backpage.com Shuts Section Accused of Aiding Crime

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After two years of intense scrutiny from the U.S. Senate and elsewhere, online ad-posting site Backpage.com last night said that it is shuttering its adult services section, which was repeatedly accused by critics of facilitating child prostitution and human trafficking, Politico reports. Backpage said its decision, which came before a Senate panel was set to convene a hearing on the site, was . . .

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