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Mayor McGinn Accuses Village Voice of Doublespeak in Sex-Trafficking Fight

Seattle, WA|Heroes & Activism|Add Comment

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, who has been a leading figure in the efforts to combat sex-trafficking, addresses the current state of affairs with regard to the main facilitator of online sex-trafficking, Backpage.com, owned by Village Voice Media. 

Mayor McGinn stated outright that the statement by Village Voice Media that they are allies in the war against exploitation of minors is Doublespeak and that the safeguards they claim to have put in place are not working.  He stated that the Seattle Police have rescued 22 minors from prostitution, all of whom were being advertised on Backpage.com. 

The Mayor and other speakers give important information in what is being done to fight against this online scurge.

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