32 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2017
Date Written: May 10, 2017
Websites that facilitate sexual commerce have, in recent years, become pet enemies of some self-styled anti-trafficking advocates. However, this war on intermediaries should not be confused with an actual fight against human trafficking. The same pathways that may give rise to exploitation are no less available to law enforcement seeking to recover victims - a fact that recommends against shuttering these spaces.
Keywords: Backpage, Commercial Sex, Communications Decency Act, Human Trafficking, Intermediary Liability, Sex Trafficking
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Levy, Alexandra Frell, The Virtues of Unvirtuous Spaces (May 10, 2017). 50 Wake Forest L. Rev. 403 (2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2994114