wait...................wat? i don't get it BP is just like craigslist, adultwork and many more. How come these sites haven't been targeted....there is more to this
Backpage is the market leader for prostitution ads in the US with well over 25 per cent of the market - and the Americans have a habit of making an example to discourage others.
Remember the CEO of BetonSports who got three almost three years for racketeering (illegal online betting) when his flight changed in the US?
It's one of those grey areas - when does carrying an ad become pimping/pandering - but if you read the coverage the authorities claim they overstepped the mark by encouraging ads and teaching people how to keep them legal even though they knew the real purpose. At least Craigslist actually has flats and washing machines for sale too - my local Backpage had 15 items for sale and about 200 'adult' escort and massage ads.