Gaye Clark

Gaye is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute mid-career course.

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Sex trafficking site benefits from Google’s lobbying

by Gaye Clark
Posted 5/25/17, 12:53 pm

Google financed several internet advocacy groups who filed court documents in support of Backpage, an online ad company known for promoting the sex trafficking of minors, according to a recent

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Controversy and confusion over D.C.’s missing teens

Child Welfare | Social media users call attention to girls’ plight but misstate facts
by Gaye Clark
Posted 3/27/17, 12:34 pm

Social media users last week helped make #missingdcgirls a trending topic, calling attention to 14 African-American teenagers who went missing in Washington, D.C.. Many celebrities, concerned the girls were victims of sex trafficking, shared their outrage on Twitter. “Don’t label our #missingdcgirls as runaways and not search,” tweeted Bernice King, the youngest daughter of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Despite censorship claims, Backpage doing business as usual

Human Trafficking | Senators look for ways to stop the classified ad site from sex trafficking children
by Gaye Clark
Posted 1/13/17, 03:38 pm

Backpage.com abruptly closed the adult advertising section of its website in the United States on Monday, one day before executives from the company appeared before a Senate committee to answer allegations they facilitated the sex trafficking of children.

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