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Twitter war: Celebs vs Seattle Weekly on child prostitution ads | 

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There’s a Twitter War going on right now that is only peripherally related to my beat here at Humanosphere, but which I learned about from a friend and colleague — or frenemy? — I used to butt heads with at the Gates Foundation.

And now, a former Seattle PI colleague (who writes for Village Voice) has jumped into the fray.

It’s basically an assault on the Seattle Weekly — a cyber-war that reportedly ended up crashing the City of Seattle’s servers last week — based on claims that the periodical, as part of the Village Voice Media chain, publishes ads for child prostitution. Here’s the Weekly’s rebuttal to those claims. Continue reading