Kaffie McCullough on why she used bogus child sex trafficking study [AUDIO]
This week's cover story debunks a bogus study on juvenile prostitution that was used to demonize Craigslist and censor its adult classified ads.
The problem is that the study is based on a seriously flawed methodology--the numbers presented as hard statistics are actually based on guesses. The researchers look at photographs posted to online classifieds sites and guess who looks under 18.
Kaffie McCullough, who commissioned the original study, admitted as much in a tape conversation, which you can listen to yourself.
McCullough, the campaign director of A Future Not A Past, in her own words:
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