It’s been a long time coming.
Backpage has been a major source of income for millions of online users, but it has become so pervasive that it is now being targeted by government regulators, according to a report from the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT).
The report details how, starting in January 2017, a federal investigation into Backpage was launched.
The report said the Federal Trade Commission was trying to get to the bottom of the site’s problems, and had issued “additional enforcement orders” targeting Backpage.
At the time, it also noted that Backpage had become a prime target for government efforts to take down online child pornography sites, including one known as “Dirty Little Secrets.”
That particular site was shut down by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2018.
In the years since, Backpage’s reputation has taken a major hit.
It has been one of the main targets of a government-led crackdown on child pornography websites.
Backpages new crackdown In the report, CDT says the FTC’s efforts to bring down Backpage have largely been a failure.
The agency has not found any evidence that Backpages business model is a primary source of its revenue, or that it’s an effective way for users to access child pornography.
It said it has been unable to find evidence that a user would use Backpage as an alternative to other adult websites.
The CDT report also said that while the site may be popular for online users who want to purchase sex, it may not be as successful for users who would like to buy child pornography and to see a “realtor” listing of the children they would like for sex.
“It’s not really a child porn marketplace,” the report said.
“You’re talking about a business that’s designed to take advantage of children who are desperate for sexual experiences.”
The report found that the site was not just targeting a certain demographic: it was also targeting a specific group of users, and specifically targeting the men.
Back in January, the FTC issued a cease-and-desist order to Backpage after receiving reports of the adult site’s alleged abuse of children.
The site’s moderators had been told that the business was not a “child porn marketplace.”
The FTC’s enforcement order was issued in January.
It states that BackPage’s business model, including its reliance on its adult audience to purchase and sell child pornography, is not designed to comply with the law.
“By using a business model that does not provide a fair and equitable opportunity for consumers to access and access material that may be harmful to children, BackPage may subject children to substantial risks of harm, including death, physical injury, or loss of property,” the order states.
The order also noted, however, that the adult website was not selling child pornography but was “consisting of content of the same general nature as child pornography” — including adult content that may have been harmful to a child.
The FTC says it is investigating Backpage, and is reviewing its enforcement order.
Back page has been the subject of several investigations, including an investigation by the Justice Department in January 2018 that was ultimately dismissed.
The investigation found that Back page was using ads to target women to sell sex, and that it had a “systematic failure to identify children as consumers of such ads.”
The site had also been accused of violating federal laws by providing a platform for users of child pornography to buy and sell sex.
The DOJ concluded that Back Page’s business was “not a marketplace that requires or encourages child sexual exploitation.”
It noted that the ads were being sent to people who would not have purchased sex in the past, or to people that did not know the children were involved.
The US Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC, said the investigation was not connected to the investigation into the child pornography site.
Back at the time of the FTC investigation, the site remained popular for a while.
Backers were paying up to $20 for sex, the report found, and Backpage users were finding ways to get around that and continue to advertise.
The story is an example of how the government is trying to crack down on websites that may pose a serious threat to children and their parents, the CDT said.
A number of companies have also come under scrutiny for their business models.
Last year, the federal government fined the parent company of a popular social network called Instagram $500,000 for failing to report child abuse on its network.
In December 2018, a U.K. court ordered a company called Dyson to pay $500 million to the victims of child sexual abuse.
That same month, a Dutch court ordered the parent of a website called eHarmony to pay an undisclosed amount to hundreds of victims of online child abuse.
And a new report from CDT details how many websites and social media platforms have taken a hit due to Backpages crackdown.
The analysis of Backpage showed that the company is currently the