The porn wars haven't died, they're just packaged differently.
The terrifying power of useful bad data.
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!
Activists petition to stop a sex-doll shop.
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.
An inside look at how indie media veterans James Larkin and Michael Lacey became the targets of a federal witchhunt.
Representatives of the oldest profession were on Capitol Hill fighting FOSTA and SESTA, with our online freedoms hanging in the balance.
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.
The White Slavery Panic of the late 19th/early 20th centuries caused Congress to pass the vaguely-worded Mann Act. It allowed the FBI and prosecutors broad discretion to go after individuals they didn’t like.
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.
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