The Evil of Backpage.com
On July 1, 2017, NBC News broke an exclusive story on the findings of a raid at the Filipino headquarters of a firm called Avion. U.S. company CoStar, the business that runs Apartment.com, had financed the sting operation on Avion to uncover a hacking operation being conducted for a competitor who was stealing assets. When they started going through the data on the hard drives, they found the evil efforts on behalf of Backpage.com, including pornographic images of children.
Backpage.com is the adult classified website that has done little to thwart prostitution and sex trafficking on its site. A new movie was recently released, I AM JANE DOE, and chronicles the epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex-trafficking on Backpage.com. Reminiscent of Erin Brockovich and Karen Silkwood, these mothers have stood up on behalf of thousands of others, fighting back and refusing to take no for an answer. It is a gut-wrenching human story and fresh look at a social and legal issue that affects every community in America.
“Mary Mazzio’s documentary ‘I Am Jane Doe’ is a whirlwind primer on the case of Backpage, a classified ads website with a serious problem… a powerful call to action to protect children over profit.” – Katie Walsh, The Los Angeles Times
Watch the trailer, then visit iamjanedoefilm.com to find the links to Netflix and other ways to view this movie.