The conflict provides a glimpse into the world of Harrisburg negotiations involving smaller state agencies and decision-making that affects thousands of Pennsylvanians.The Fish and Boat Commission, like most state fishing agencies, relies almost exclusively on fishing-license fees and federal tax money to operate and receives no money from the general fund.Backpage and Craigslist are just two sites, and both have taken pretty aggressive steps to eliminate ads involving trafficking in children." The AIM report doesn't look specifically at the existence of trafficking ads, as opposed to general sex ads, but as anti-trafficking activists have told me, they see the two as inseparable.
, introduces new evidence on the widespread maltreatment of youth in state-funded juvenile corrections facilities.It tells of high rates of sexual victimization, the heavy-handed use of disciplinary isolation and a growing roster of states where confined youth have been subject to widespread abuse.Activists calling for the site to shutter its adult classifieds section on the grounds that it promotes sex trafficking -- like New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof -- have seized on research from Advanced Interactive Media Group (AIM) showing that across a handful of sites carrying prostitution ads, 70 percent come from Backpage.Another significant finding from the organization is that the site's parent company, Village Voice Media, makes million from such ads.Researchers also found such ads on and (interestingly, the latter is owned by the New York Times Co., which employs Kristof, arguably the most vocal critic of Backpage).
The release lays out the financial benefit to hosting such ads: "Whether free or paid, listings and ads for escort services and similar adult content frequently serve a business purpose for sites like and YP.com," the report explains.If they ever left in the first place." As the report explains, shortly after the adult section was shuttered, AIM reviewed the classified site and found that "there were few if any blatant ads for prostitution." But now, AIM has found that "ads that appear to be for paid sex work are posted regularly" on Craigslist.Granted, the numbers are much lower than they were before the site closed its "adult services" section -- and specific stats weren't available ahead of this writing -- but "some [ads] were as blatant as they were" before the closure, and a subset included terms like "barely legal" (which is often used to signal the opposite: underage girls).Bookof provides Harrisburg sexy dating ads and Sexy Dates.Whether you want Black, White, Older, Younger, Skinny, Big, or Hot Men; we have all kinds of personal ads.The above 100% free dating personal ads show only partial results.