Missouri, Kansas attorneys general target Backpage.com
After Craigslist pulled down its “adult services” section, it was only a matter of time before attorneys general targeted Backpage.com. Time’s up.
Missouri AG Chris Koster and Kansas AG Steve Six joined 19 attorneys general in a letter to backpage.com yesterday, calling for the classified-ads website to end its “adult services” advertisements.
The Pitch‘s parent
company, Village Voice Media Holdings, owns Backpage.com, and yesterday, Backpage.com declined the AG’s request in a blog post response, claiming the attorneys general were attempting to “capitalize on political opportunity during the election season.”