We can all thank the 17 state attorney generals who solved the prostitution problem in America by pressuring Craigslist into shutting down their Adult Services classifieds category.


Well, as I mentioned earlier this week, the web is nearly infinite, so shutting down any given site will have little to no impact on escort advertising.

Currently, one of the most popular alternatives to Craigslist for “Adult Services” advertising is Village Voice Media’s classifieds site, Backpage.com. I counted the number of Escort Ads posted in Minneapolis over the past 9 days, and found this:

Backpage Minneapolis Escort Ads Per Day

Whack a mole.

Every time the government attacks Craigslist, Craigslist alternatives like Backpage benefit.