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With concerns raised over Backpage.com's role in facilitating sex trafficking, Mastercard and Visa have stopped doing business with the classified ad site and users will no longer be able to use the credit cards to place ads.

Their decisions come days after the two companies received letters from Cook County, Illinois Sheriff Thomas J. Dart urging the Mastercard and Visa to cease their credit cards' transactions on the site.

"The use of credit cards in this violent industry implies an undeserved credibility and sense of normalcy to such illicit transactions and only serves to increase demand," Dart wrote in the letters sent Monday.

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Ahead of a town hall event in Iowa on Tuesday, presidential candidate and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) asked for questions on Twitter with the #AskBobby hashtag, and the move predictably backfired on the presidential candidate.

The Believe Again PAC indicated that Jindal would answer some of the questions at the town hall event, but it was not clear on Wednesday morning whether the governor addressed any of the questions asked on Twitter.

Twitter users took the opportunity to ask Jindal ridiculous questions about dinosaurs and "Duck Dynasty" and mock his political positions.

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