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The classified ad website, Backpage.com, has suspended its adult ad section in this country, which critics say was used to promote prostitution and sometimes sex trafficking of minors.

The move comes in response to what Backpage calls attacks on its free speech rights by the government. The website has been the target of some law enforcement agencies and groups fighting sex trafficking in Massachusetts.

Lisa Goldblatt-Grace, director of the Boston-based group "My Life, My Choice," joined Morning Edition.

This segment aired on January 11, 2017.

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