This just in from the rip-’em-a-new-one department: Techdirt’s Mike Masnick has administered an online atomic wedgie to Nicholas Kristof in response to the self-righteous scribe’s recent column, “Google and Sex Traffickers Like Backpage.com.” Kristof’s McCarthy-esque guilt-by-association reasoning works this way:…

Supporters of Section 230 of the federal Communications Decency Act (CDA) played defense on Capitol Hill Tuesday during a two-and-a-half-hour hearing before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee on proposed legislation to amend the federal statute. The bill under consideration…

Today’s moral panic over the much-hyped issue of sex trafficking echoes the ludicrous “white slavery” hysteria of the early 1900s: That’s the conclusion legal scholar Alexandra F. Levy draws in “The Virtues of Unvirtuous Spaces,” a provocative article published this past spring…

color photo of Front Page Confidential cofounders Michael Lacey (left) and Jim Larkin, taken in the summer of 2017

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Lawrence Brown on Wednesday dealt a substantial blow to the State of California’s latest effort to bring down Backpage.com, dismissing pimping charges against the online classified website’s CEO Carl Ferrer and former owners Jim Larkin and…