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Press Release: Backpage.com Removes Adult Content Due to Unconstitutional Government Censorship....Vows to Fight First Amendment Battles

January 9, 2017

Washington, D.C. - As the direct result of unconstitutional government censorship, Backpage.com has removed its Adult content section from the highly popular classified website, effective immediately. For years, the legal system protecting freedom of speech prevailed, but new government tactics, including pressuring credit card companies to cease doing business ...... Read More


For additional context of Backpage and the First Amendment, please read:

Mike Masnick, Founder and CEO of Floor64 and Editor of the Techdirt blog. Also here.
Elizabeth Nolan Brown, Reason.com
Noah Feldman, Professor of Constitutional and International Law at Harvard University
Eric Goldman, Technology and Marketing Blog
Hilary Hanson, Huffington Post
Kimberly Mehlman Orozco, Criminologist and Human Trafficking Expert Witness. Also here and here.
Mark Joseph Stern, Slate
Nick Sibilla, Institute for Justice

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