Backpage.com shuts down Adult section

Overnight, Backpage.com announced the shutdown of its ‘adult’ section of the classifieds website!  This announcement came on the eve of Backpage.com’s executives and general counsel appearing at a hearing today before the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI) to answer questions about a report which shows Backpage.com’s ”adult services” section routinely advertised sex trafficked children for commercial sex acts.

Read our statement related to Backpage.com’s move to dismantle the adult services section of its website.  You can also catch up on our live tweets from the PSI hearing on our twitter feed.

Please join us in continuing the fight against online exploitation so that these children and families will be ensured justice under the law.  See the ways you learn more, get involved and support our work so we can achieve more victories like the one today!

Linda Smith

Founder and President
Shared Hope International