The Dark Room

Episode #73 - Documentary Filmmaker: Mary Mazzio

March 13, 2017

How responsible are online classified boards for the content that appears on them?  Should the companies that run them be penalized for third-party advertisements that harm others?

Paul and Jordan talk to acclaimed filmmaker, Mary Mazzio, about her new documentary "I Am Jane Doe", which takes an unflinching look at how major online classified board, Backpage, has been responsible for the sexual trafficking of minors and largely with impunity.  Drawing from her many firsthand exchanges with trafficking survivors and their families, Mary reveals how seemingly safe parts of the internet are in fact hunting grounds to exploit young women, as key stakeholders in the American justice system fight to change laws, guarding their predators.

Learn more about Maria and "I Am Jane Doe" at