And yet another slander against Snopes. Anyone who spends more than 30 seconds on snopes.com knows that they don't accept advertising of any kind. But in this year of believing that facts don't matter any site that promotes facts that go against what the base believes is suspect and biased.
Prostitution in California is a misdemeanor punishable by up to $1000 fine and/or 6 months in county jail. Most arrests don't result in much more than a small fine and the woman changing her stage name. So in general, the police aren't really interested in chasing down leads via Backpage, there isn't much upside in it except during the yearly "tough on crime" sweeps. Arresting the CEO of a major company on the other hand will keep your name in the news for months. And when you are running for Senator that's a good thing. Maybe. I'm re-evaluating my support for Kamala Harris based on this stunt.