Craigslist adults service moved, Moved service searching femme that Craigslist fatties
Craigslist said Friday it shut down its personal section as concerns grew over unintended consequences of a law approved by Congress which could hold websites liable for promoting sex trafficking. Craigslist said in a statement it ended personals over concerns the law could subject websites to criminal and civil liability for third-party content.
Craigslist said on Wednesday that it had permanently closed the section of its sites in the United States that carried sex-related advertising, but it defended its right to carry such advertisements as well as its efforts to fight sex trafficking. William Clinton Powell, director of customer and law enforcement relations at Craigslist, and Elizabeth L. Powell said.
The hearing, held by the House subcommittee on crime, terrorism and homeland security, came after days of speculation about the motives of Craigslist. Though federal law protects Craigslist against liability for what its users post, it has been criticized by state attorneys general and advocacy groups who say the site has the responsibility to fight sex trafficking and other sex crimes.
On Aug. Craigslist also charges for some real estate and jobbut most listings are free. Free speech advocates and some people who work to help victims of sex crimes have questioned the removal of the sex-ad section.
They said that blocking the threatened free speech and that the site helped law enforcement track criminals. McDougall said Wednesday that it was overly idealistic to believe that sex crimes would end if the sex-oriented advertising were shut down.
Craigslist had adopted a more practical approach, she said, by containing the in one place on the site and assisting law enforcement in investigating crimes. Powell outlined the many steps he said Craigslist had taken to fight sex trafficking and work with law enforcement and advocacy groups, including manually reviewing all before posting, requiring credit card and phone s, reporting suspicious to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and responding to law enforcement requests within a day. Now that Craigslist has ended the adultit will be harder for the site to assist law enforcement because the have migrated to other sites, Ms.
Traffic to Back. McDougall provided to the committee.
Ernie Allen, chief executive of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, dismissed that notion in his testimony. The goal is to destroy the business model of those who sell children for sex on the Internet.
Carl Ferrer, vice president of sales and marketing at Back, did not respond to a request for comment but has ly said that the site uses moderation, automated filters and user reports to remove inappropriate posts. Back and the many other sites that post prostitutionoften disguised as body rubs or escort services, are maneuvering to get a bigger share of the business now that Craigslist is out of the game, said Peter M.
Zollman, founding principal of the AIM Group. Advocacy groups and attorneys general have said they focused on Craigslist because it is widely known and has a big business in sexbut will now go after other sites as well.