First they came for Craigslist, now for Backpage
In 2010, Craigslist caved to pressure and shut down its erotic ads section. It didn't take long before Backpage.com stepped in and filled the void, making almost $27 million in 1 year. They made $3 million in March alone. That is up more than 30% from a year ago. As CNN reports, US prosecutors now want the site's adult service ads removed.
Joe Obenberger from XXXLaw commented:
Unlike Craigslist, the owners of Backpage have had the testicularity to stare down the Do-gooders eyeball to eyeball. Craigslist blinked, backed down, even after winning this sensational result in Chicago.
They are not breaking any laws. If they were, the posse would have come to get them a long time ago.