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
The ruling allows a civil suit against Backpage to proceed for one of the case's three plaintiffs.
While America gawks at tales of consensual Trump-spanking, Internet freedom is coming under legislative and cultural attack
The great content crackdown has begun.
The measure will "make it harder, not easier, to root out and prosecute sex traffickers," said Sen. Ron Wyden, one of only two senators to vote no on FOSTA.
Reason editors dispute presidential notion that “trade wars are good, and easy to win,” and also argue over the Oscars.
Device makers would be required to block porn, prostitution hubs, and all content that fails "current standards of decency."
Disney allegedly lobbied against the bill behind the scenes.
The bill makes "promoting prostitution" a federal crime, holds websites legally liable for user-posted content, and lets states retroactively prosecute offenders.
In a series of protests, strip club workers and their allies are pushing back against abusive policing.
Minneapolis is being transformed into a police state.
They also arrested her younger friend for prostitution.
Harris only cares about other women's rights when those rights don't conflict with her career ambitions.
How "trafficking" stings ensnare consenting adult women
It isn't just parents. Cops, schools, reporters, bureaucrats and busybodies got in on the action this year.