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Bloglander News. Archives RSS. Friday, July 10, News. His letter got — with a quickness — as Back got blacklisted from both, effectively leaving sex workers without an affordable and accessible platform to advertise.
Back has now shifted to Bitcoin and is offering temporary free listings in the "adult services" section, but it is unclear how long that will last or if their online classified ad service will survive at all. It's a sleazy online classified that picked up the slack when Craigslist ditched its Erotic Services section in For sex workers looking to get off the streets, though, it's a solid option with few barriers to entry and a tiny extra slice of safety.
Just last week a woman in Massachusetts was shot and killed by two armed robbers masquerading as Back clients. Calling on Back to close, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey issued a statement indicating that most human trafficking cases prosecuted by her office involve Back, too.
Former Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna tangled with Back back in after a rash of incidents involving underage girls selling sex via the site. Dart has gone up against the online sex advertisement game before. In he sued Craigslist over their Erotic Services section.
That effort failed, but Craigslist stopped allowing the advertisements a year later anyway, at which point Back became the hub of easy entry into online sex-work advertising. The spa raids in Airway Heights led women to head back to East Sprague.
The s along Sprague push street-based workers onto side streets and into residential neighborhoods where they are less safe, says Spokane Regional Health District Outreach worker Lynn Everson. There's no clear substitute for Back like there was for Craigslist, either. Other online forums are more complicated to use and produce less immediate .
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