Guest23 5pts Is it anymore self serving than fighting for the constitutional right to print arpaios address in new times and fight the charges and report on the situation in their favor?Yes, they make money on it but the vast majority is made from consenting adults. They have instituted checks to avoid publishing child abusive ads, if anyone is posting ads that do not read as child related, I don't see why all ads from consenting adults should suffer. How is this different than banning the use of all cars since so many fatalities occur due to car accidents? What exactly am I missing? The craigslist honcho even though they have pulled their adult section, appears to have won every lawsuit related to false statistics on human trafficking. There is so much junk science and fear mongering on this subject even if VVM didn't have a financial stake in it, I would find it interesting and newsworthy to point out how all these news agnecies, actors/actresses, and people are being duped. This isn't any different than the satanic panic of years past that lead to innocent parents being jailed on the flimsy science of recovered memories. Many other reputable news sources have also reported on the issue of these fraudulent statistics being used to drum up support for this cause. Closing the backpage, just like craigslist shutting down their adult section will not stop or put much of a dent in the problem and I recall studies showing such actions having no effect on how many children are trafficked for sex. Other than people thinking that VVM and craigslist must have some moral imperative to shut down their lucrative sites just in case is absurd... if science can't prove such actions will have an effect than the law enforcement should address it with pursuing the criminals posting such ads. I don't blame VVM for pointing out that the efforts to have them shut down their sites are based false statistics. And it is more than true that the dogooders who are fronting this movement at all costs including lying, making up false statistics that are not based on fact to fund their beliefs, would do better to spend their time and money on actual core issues that bring about sex trafficking in the first place. It is just another issue to detract people from real causes and issues much like the whole illegal aliens are to blame for every problem in the USA, when that is not the case. So many people really do not get how manipulated they are by misdirection.