Did San Francisco really see a 170 percent "spike in human trafficking" last year?
Nonetheless, a judge will let a sex trafficking complaint against Weinstein proceed.
Multiple Sex-Trafficking Charges Against Allison Mack to be Dropped As Actress Pleads to Extortion: Reason Roundup
Plus: "content moderation laws are...not about punishing tech companies" and union fees have taken an astonishing hit.
Video evidence contradicted Santana Adams' account.
Plus: a Robert Kraft/spa-sting update, Florida sex-buyer registry nixed, D.C. activist alleges entrapment, and more sex-work and sex-policy news.
Fake news is real. Momo is not.
We were told this sort of spying would only be used to stop terrorists. And yet...
Homeland Security and Florida Cops Spied on Chinese Massage Workers for Months but Still Couldn't Find Evidence of Human Trafficking
Nine women face felony prostitution charges and hundreds of their customers have been arrested. Florida says it's the real victim.
Kamala Harris Won't Denounce Federal Law That Harms Sex Workers, but May Support Decriminalizing Prostitution
"I think that we have to understand though that it is not as simple as that."
'No Allegations of Human Trafficking' and 'Women Could've Walked Out' In Florida Massage-Parlor Prostitution Stings
Authorities are walking back big claims about an international human-trafficking ring involving Patriots owner Robert Kraft.
Patriots Owner Robert Kraft's Bust Is Being Billed as a Human Trafficking Bust, but It Looks More Like Ordinary Prostitution
It's also part of a larger national attack on massage parlors and sex workers.
Last Year Saw 'Furthest-Reaching Attempt to Censor Online Speech' Since the 1990s, Say FOSTA Challengers
As the lawsuit against FOSTA hits appeals court, three essays about the law that everyone should read.
Elizabeth Nolan Brown talks about DHS's "Blue Campaign," which is pushing hotel and airline workers to call the feds if they suspect human trafficking.Listen
Plus: Lionel Shriver on cultural erasure and Stormy Daniels on strip-club labor laws
Plus: New York's CBD-foods crackdown, Laura Loomer gets booted from PayPayl, and more hits from last night's speech.
How big hotel chains became arms of the surveillance state.
The senator and presidential hopeful went to bat for dirty prosecutors, opposed marijuana legalization, and championed policies that endanger sex workers.
The Super Bowl is around the corner and a popular sex trafficking myth is back.
2018 was a mixed bag, but that means there was still a lot of good news.
Congress Ramps Up War on Sex Workers and Their Customers With Secret Votes on Four New 'Protection' Laws
A national strategy for arresting sex buyers and letting local cops wiretap sex workers are among the approved changes.
A Tucson Weekly investigation finds that federal funds to "fight sex trafficking" are actually perpetuating it.
Plus: Trump endorses sentencing reform and Bitcoin's value continues to fall.
The ruling is a major win for Backpage founders James Larkin and Michael Lacey, as well as a strike against government overreach.
Plus: fight against FOSTA continues and Tennessee trooper reports Democrat for visiting falafel restaurant.
Plus: why Gary Johnson will be good for the Senate, "toxic culture" at the TSA, the dismissal of an anti-FOSTA lawsuit, and a new economic freedom index.
The PATRIOT Act fell out of fashion-but swap "human trafficker" for "terrorist" and let the civil liberties infringements roll!
But the real problem here isn't human-trafficking troops, it's regulators raising crime panic.
Plus: Another one of NYU professor Avital Ronell's teaching assistants talks, and Tucker Carlson goes after Amazon.
Matt Welch interviews Brown (and others, including ex-Reasoner Lauren Krisai) from 9-12 ET.
The Senate Accused Them of Selling Kids for Sex. The FBI Raided Their Homes. Backpage.com's Founders Speak for the First Time.
An inside look at how indie media veterans James Larkin and Michael Lacey became the targets of a federal witchhunt.
Plus: digital privacy concerns down 11 percent since 2015
Misleading claims about people smuggling serve only to justify the government's already bloated surveillance and law enforcement powers.
The Delaware Criminal Justice Council found it difficult to "justify the resources that have been expend on so few" participants with such a "low rate of success."
The federal charges against Mack highlight how human trafficking hysteria harms vulnerable women.
Backpage Plea to Texas Sex Trafficking Charge Turns On CEO's Admission to Brokering Adult Prostitution
Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer turned over the company and seven other executives in exchange for leniency.
Indictment reveals money-laundering, conspiracy charges, and a tricky federal law known as the Travel Act.
Site had long been a target for sex work and sex trafficking advertisements.
Newspapers Care Much More About Bashing Sinclair Than Criticizing an Unconstitutional Attack on Free Speech
5 editorials call for the federal government to thwart Sinclair's expansion efforts in wake of creepy promo video; meanwhile you can count the number of anti-FOSTA eds on one finger
The ruling allows a civil suit against Backpage to proceed for one of the case's three plaintiffs.
The great content crackdown has begun.