You may be more up to date about the situation, but what I last read was credit card companies quit working with BP after pressure. BACKPAGE made the ads free while suing the cops who raised the issue.
"The credit-card companies said they were responding to pressure from Chicago-area sheriff Tom Dart, an anti-sex-trafficking activist whose previous campaigns resulted in the removal of the Erotic Services section on Craigslist. Now, none of the major credit card companies work with Backpage, which sex workers say is a major problem since the site is one of the primary places to advertise their services, and they typically use credit cards to buy online ads.
But Backpage is a step ahead, at least for now. The site quietly responded to the credit-card shunning by making ads free of charge in the adult section, allowing sex workers to continue to advertise without paying per post."
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/28/2016 06:34PM by Ying Ko.