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They testified that Backpage “implemented and perfected a business model that profits substantially from aiding and participating with pimps and traffickers in the sexual exploitation of children,” and deceived law enforcement. On appeal, they were supported by briefs from many groups including FAIR Girls, Human Rights Project for Girls, My Life, the National Crime Victim Law Institute and the NCMEC.
The First Circuit appeals court accepted the plaintiffs' evidence as true (“taking as true the well-pleaded facts and drawing all reasonable inferences in the appellants' favor”) but felt compelled by section 230 to rule in Backpage’s favour, while expressing some regret that it had to do so: This is a hard case — hard not in the sense that the legal issues defy resolution, but hard in the sense that the law requires that we, like the court below, deny relief to plaintiffs whose circumstances evoke outrage.
Backpage's two controlling shareholders have also been arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit pimping, according to California’s State attorney general Kamala D Harris.
Prostitution is illegal in almost all US jurisdictions.
® * The case filed in Massachusetts was (14-13870-RGS): “JANE DOE NO.
1, a minor child, by her parent and next friend MARY ROE; JANE DOE NO. 3, a minor child, by her parents and next friends SAM LOE AND SARA LOE vs BACKPAGE.
The “broad construction accorded to section 230 as a whole has resulted in a capacious conception of what it means to treat a website operator as the publisher or speaker of information provided by a third party,” Judge Selya noted.
…the distinctions between civil and criminal actions — including the disparities in the standard of proof and the availability of prosecutorial discretion — reflect a legislative judgment that it is best to avoid the potential chilling effects that private civil actions might have on internet free speech.
Backpage has also benefited from Silicon Valley’s support.
At the core of the case is whether courts can establish a sensible, workable standard of criminal liability.
Without section 230 protection, or something like it, publishers would be liable for everything.