Did Attorney General Ken Paxton Shut Down The World’s Largest Marketplace For Human Trafficking?

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Alexandra HartNovember 8, 2018 11:20 am,

As he campaigned, ahead of this week’s election, newly re-elected Attorney General Ken Paxton boasted to voters that he had shut down the world’s largest human- trafficking marketplace. Is that a fact? Gardner Selby of the PolitiFact Texas fact-checking team has the answer.

In a TV ad Paxton released, a narrator made the claim that Paxton had shut down “the world’s largest human-trafficking marketplace.” The claim relates to the Justice Department’s shut-down of the Dallas-based backpage.com website, which allegedly listed classified ads selling sex.

Hear how Ken Paxton’s claim scored in the player above.