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Last Friday, red Department of Justice seized Back, and it can no longer be used by criminals to promote and facilitate human trafficking. The company has been targeted with several backpage over the years but has been largely protected by Section of the Communications Decency Act, a legal protection that gives a broad layer of immunity to online companies from being held liable for user-generated content.
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Companies are supposed to act in good faith to protect users but critics argue it can be used as a shield. Red Ferrer will serve no more than five years in state prison under the plea agreement. April 12, at p. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill and advocacy groups have bluff called backpage an investigation into Back.
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He pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy and three counts of money laundering. They have pleaded not guilty.
The backpagee announced the news Monday afternoon after a federal judge in Arizona unsealed a count indictment against Back creators Michael Lacey and James Larkin, and five others. Justice Department shut down the website last week.
After the investigation was published in JanuaryBack. The lawsuit represents a major takedown of a "gigantic marketplace of online prostitution" by directly targeting backapge who facilitate the crime, a Justice Department official said.
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The founders also were among those indicted this month by a federal grand jury in Arizona. He also agreed to cooperate in the ongoing California prosecution of Back.
The U. Brown ruled that the charges are barred by a federal law protecting free speech that grants immunity to websites posting content from others.
The law, however, does not, protect sites from federal liability against criminal law, like child-pornography laws. A two-year Senate investigation into online sex trafficking found that found that Back. Two days after the Senate approval, Back competitor Craigslist removed its personal section.
Backpgae individuals are not being directly charged with commercial sex exploitation, but Back's involvement in facilitating prostitution was "no mistake" the official said, adding that the site turned a "blind eye" to sex trafficking that resulted from on the web s. But Brown allowed the state to continue with money laundering charges.