The 2 men accused with killing a year-old woman in Burlington last week are said to have used the website to target escorts to rob.
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In the past, the site has defended itself by saying it's an "ally in the fight against human trafficking," allowing law enforcement a place to track and monitor these criminals.
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Government officials, religious leaders and celebrities, such as Alicia Keys, have asked the site to eliminate its escort ads. The 2 men accused with killing a year-old woman in Burlington last week are said to have used the website to target escorts to rob. Backpage, which is the second-largest classifieds site behind Craigslist, also has fought claims that its escort ads help facilitate human trafficking. You're now signed up for local updates. Craigslist, a similar classifieds site, removed its erotic and adult services listings permanently in September of after pressure from attorneys general across the country threatening lawsuits against the service.