Online ethics of sex for sale

I´ve just view this report on BBC News, that talks about online ethics on sex for sale. Specifically about the Backpage.com website, which is basically a generalistic ad service, that has a section dedicated to “escorts”. The report is well worth seeing. This also made me thing about my dissertation thesis, for how do people perceive this kind of website’s credibility?

«With the advent of the internet, prostitution moved off the street and onto the web, presenting a new set of challenges for law enforcement and sex abuse watchdogs.

In the past several years, the newspaper company that owns Backpage, Village Voice Media, has faced a string of protests from activists, as well as lawsuits from victims of sexual exploitation who allege that the site aids and abets forced prostitution.»

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