Village Voice and all of its affiliated free arts weeklies will be bought by a group of managers. However, the online classified site Backpage.com, whose listings have drawn fire for promoting the illegal sex trade, will be left behind in the Village Voice purchase.
Sex trafficking has become an American cause célèbre. But does it divert attention from the broader human trafficking issue of modern-day slavery?
Several women found dead in Detroit over the weekend had profiles on Backpage.com, a website offering escort services. The website has received attention before for a potential connection to illegal activity.