Facebook Accused By Trafficking Survivor Of Aiding Abuse

Law360 (October 2, 2018, 4:10 PM EDT) -- A human trafficking survivor has sued Facebook, Backpage.com and others in Texas state court, accusing the social media giant and the now-defunct classified ads website of providing an unrestricted platform for predators to exploit, extort and recruit children into the sex trade.

A young woman, identified as Jane Doe in the suit, said in the suit filed Monday in Harris County that Facebook knowingly allowed its platform to be used as a tool to lure her into the grip of a predator who exploited her in the sex trade and advertised her on Backpage — which was recently shut down by...

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