This is a short but important post.
The Village Voice is claiming that the study on human trafficking that supposedly caused congress to pressure craigslist to shut down its adult services section was greatly exaggerated.
Now, why would The Village Voice have an interest in trying to debunk human trafficking statistics? Could it be because their parent company Village Voice Media owns the new leader in classifieds sites that allows prostitution and human trafficking on its site? I’m sure it has nothing to do with the fact that backpage.com has raised its rates to place ads on the adult section, which are mostly thinly veiled ads for prostitution.
And who cares if the stats were overblown? If one child or one woman is being trafficked on craigslist or Backpage we should all care.
Village Voice only ‘investigated’ this to help better fill their own coffers.