Backpage was a website largely used by human traffickers to sell sexual services on a Craigslist-like site. Following its shut-down last week, the official Twitter page for the Women’s March tweeted that their shut-down is an “absolute crisis.”
. The shutting down of #Backpage is an absolute crisis for sex workers who rely on the site to safely get in touch with clients. Sex workers rights are women’s rights. Follow @SafeSpacesDC @melissagira @swopusa @KateDAdamo @supporthosechi @anaorsomething for more info. https://t.co/S3Orx3aM8Z
— Women's March (@womensmarch) April 7, 2018
The Women’s March was held on the day of President Trump’s inauguration, and is widely recognized as one of the largest marches on the nation’s Capitol in U.S. history. While the march was largely represented as a feminist march for women’s rights, it was easily seen-through as nothing more than an anti-Trump protest.
The group has always been pro-sex worker, but has not publicly listed on their website. On their issues page, they list a number of issues, including reproductive rights, and LGBTQIA rights. While they don’t list sex worker’s rights on their website, they do have a PDF with a full list, which has a section that reads:
We believe that all workers – including domestic and farm workers – must have the right to
organize and fight for a living minimum wage, and that unions and other labor associations are critical to a healthy and thriving economy for all. Undocumented and migrant workers must be included in our labor protections, and we stand in full solidarity with the sex workers’ rights movement. We recognize that exploitation for sex and labor in all forms is a violation of human rights.
Their support for backpage is astonishing as a movement that claims to support women. Recent reports show that around 71% of human trafficking victims are women. Websites like Backpage directly support human trafficking by creating a market for sex work, which is fulfilled by worldwide networks of human traffickers.
Hungary Will Take Action Against Big Tech Shadowbanning of Christians, Conservatives, and Other Right-Wingers
Holding Big Tech accountable.
The government of Viktor Orban, prime minister of Hungary, has announced its commitment to take on Big Tech’s shadowbanning of Christians, conservatives, and other assorted right-wingers.
In a Facebook post shared Monday, Hungarian Minister of Justice Judit Varga said she believes that shadowbanning—the secret restriction of a social media user’s visibility—violates “fundamental democratic legal norms that form the basis of Western-type culture.”
Because of Big Tech’s “systematic abuses,” Varga said she convened a meeting of the Hungarian Digital Freedom Committee and will soon meet with the president of the Hungarian Competition Authority regarding “the possibility of sanctioning unfair commercial practices.”
Varga also claimed she has personally experienced shadowbanning and then linked to the following tweets from James O’Keefe and the O’Keefe-run Project Veritas:
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) January 14, 2021
"One strategy is to shadow ban so that you have ultimate control."
"It's going to ban, like, a way of talking."
"You just delete them, but the problem is there are hundreds of thousands of them, so you got to write algorithms that do it for you." pic.twitter.com/NQBsSziI2X
— Project Veritas (@Project_Veritas) August 29, 2018
The Hungarian government, along with the Polish government, is considered one of the last in the Western world that’s committed to some form of social conservatism and resistance against neoliberal globalism. Big League Politics has thus closely followed Prime Minister Orban and Hungary over the past several months, reporting on Orban’s various confrontations with George Soros and news such as their proposed constitutional amendment to prevent gay couples from adopting children:
God bless Hungary and God save the Hungarian people!
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