Backpage is closed

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2018-05-11 20:09:36

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Backpage is closed

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Anonymous User

Re: Backpage is closed

#22897

<< May 11, 2018 at 8:09 pm >>


It seems Backpage is closed and now is showing an official notification of FBI. “Backpage.com and affiliated websites have been seized”. Do you have any info about this action?

Final Critic (Regular)
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Re: Backpage is closed

#28254

<< May 12, 2018 at 11:42 am >>


Yes, Backpage and all websites that have been associated with Backpage have been shut down by the FBI in April. I don’t think the main reason for the shutdown was prostitution ads. Some maniacs in America used the website for human trafficking. There was even a report of a guy raping and slicing a girl’s throat he found on Backpage. American authorities and anti-prostitution activists have been trying to take down the site for years. In fact, prostitution ads have been banned since the start of 2017.

On the other hand, the Backpage shutdown might force more girls to turn to street prostitution, especially in the USA.

Anonymous User

Re: Backpage is closed

#23288

<< May 12, 2018 at 3:07 pm >>


Are there any alternatives to Backpage?

Anonymous User

Re: Backpage is closed

#23299

<< May 12, 2018 at 11:36 pm >>


It had to be closed eventually. There were far too many illegal ads on the site for it to survive the US government. But there are inevitably going to be new websites that offer the same thing. Just like Piratebay.

Final Critic (Regular)
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Re: Backpage is closed

#28264

<< May 13, 2018 at 10:24 am >>


A couple of Backpage clones have popped up since it was shut down, but I haven’t used any of them yet, so I can’t contribute on that.

Anonymous User

Re: Backpage is closed

#23309

<< May 13, 2018 at 9:57 pm >>


The page the FBI put in place of the site is so weird and creepy.

Anonymous User

Re: Backpage is closed

#23316

<< May 14, 2018 at 2:05 am >>


This has caused a huge impact on illegal prostitution everywhere. There are many girls who used the site as their main source of income and now they are suddenly “unemployed”. I guess you’re right, there are definitely going to be more prostitutes out on the streets now.
Here’s an article about the impact of the Backpage shutdown on prostitutes: https://www.them.us/story/backpage-shutdown-sex-workers

Anonymous User

Re: Backpage is closed

#23378

<< May 14, 2018 at 9:50 am >>


The website owner’s home was actually raided by the police before the site got shut down. A few hours later, the FBI message went live on the site.

Zeus (Newbie)
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Re: Backpage is closed

#28269

<< May 14, 2018 at 10:34 pm >>


I agree, the main reason why Backpage was shut down was human trafficking, not illegally working girls. But another site where illegal sexworkers can place ads will appear soon. The only problem is that human traffickers can do the same and post ads there too. It’s a never ending cycle.

Anonymous User

Re: Backpage is closed

#24576

<< May 19, 2018 at 2:26 pm >>


Who cares… they sucked anyways. Was disappointed in them lately, ’til their last minutes standing. My senses were telling something upscale untouchable will put a stop to their tracks, since the US policies and legislation regarding the web sharpened up, everyone was left with a cut or a bruise!! Craigslist over anything. #antinetneutrality

Anonymous User

Re: Backpage is closed

#24619

<< May 20, 2018 at 6:51 pm >>


the owner had to pay the ultimate price. he was aware that his site became a site infested with prostitutes looking to hook up, results came back in and he pled guilty to human trafficking. tsk tsk. he was riveting his fatal destiny of getting his site dismantled. FBI found his whereabouts out of nowhere and got him into custody … wow what a read, not a single concern about it, he deserved the time

GOAT (Regular)
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Re: Backpage is closed

#27790

<< May 22, 2018 at 7:18 pm >>


Could someone explain what Backpage is, some kind of a strip club or a sex club? Don’t laugh is just joined in recently. I can see some useful information though as I skim through

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GOAT (Regular)
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Re: Backpage is closed

#27812

<< May 22, 2018 at 7:22 pm >>


silly me, there are posts here about the meaning of this. However it seems that it didn’t display every post here on the first click. It either was a temporary bug or my shitty phone.

Anonymous User

Re: Backpage is closed

#28659

<< May 24, 2018 at 10:12 pm >>


Sex workers can always keep doing their job one way or another because so many people look for prostitutes every day. However Backpage was such a popular site that those prostitutes now all need to rebuild their client base. It is much harder if you don”t have a website with high traffic. Either way it’s a dramatic story which leaves many sex workers with much less income than before, sad to hear that

Rodolpho (Newbie)
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Re: Backpage is closed

#28944

<< June 5, 2018 at 11:04 am >>


June 2 was International Whores’ Day and over 200 prostitutes protested in America against Backpage getting closed. I guess this does have an impact on freelance prostitution in the US.

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