Sex Trafficking Victims Say Salesforce Enabled Backpage.com

By Mike LaSusa (March 26, 2019, 11:24 PM EDT) -- Cloud-based software company Salesforce has been accused of profiting from sex trafficking. In a suit filed Tuesday, sex trafficking survivors claimed the tech company helped the now-shuttered adult ad site Backpage.com profit from human trafficking. 

The anonymous plaintiffs accused Salesforce.comInc. in the California state court suit of violating the Golden State's anti-human trafficking law, the California Trafficking Victims Protection Act, by selling Backpage "operational and marketing support and guidance" that "helped Backpage thrive and operate on a much larger scale than ever before."

Salesforce continued to help Backpage build its business even as executives for the sex ad service were facing...

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