Village Voice Media Sheds Prostitution Hub Backpage.com

Report: classified site brought in one-seventh of total revenue


Village Voice Media, which publishes 13 alternative weekly newspapers including the Village Voice and LA Weekly (as well as their corresponding websites), is finally cutting ties with classifieds section Backpage.com—a constant thorn in the company's side as well as a major source of its revenue. But it remains to be seen whether the group can replace that revenue along with ads that the bad publicity cost the company.

Backpage.com became the web’s leading destination for prostitution ads after Craigslist shut down its own “adult services” section due to pressure from outside groups.

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