Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Censor prostitution

Craigslist has removed the adult services ad on its web page. This service has been asked to go off for a long time now many people are sighing with relief that all those exploiting ads are gone. This response from Craigslist came after CNN did a report on the website on how it is too easy to get ads selling sex posted on the website, and calling Craigslist the "Wall Mart of sex trafficking". Craigslist has way before this said that it would look at all post to make sure that anything that looks like it might be implying the sell of sex will be taken off and be reported. Even after this many ads still got on, and now the entire service is gone. If Craiglist can't ensure that no one can post ads that are selling sex than this act is the only solution.
(CNN) -- Online classified service Craigslist's decision to censor its adult services section is a "good step but a continuing battle has to be fought," a leader in the fight against prostitution ads said on Sunday.
"I'm very pleased by this very solid and significant apparent step in the right direction," said Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who spearheaded a recent letter from 17 attorneys general urging Craigslist to discontinue its adult services section.
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2 comments:

  1. Hmm. It seems to be a USA thing. The Adult services section still seems to be on the front page of Vancouver's front page.

    Maybe we're just pervs here. :)

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  2. No, Gene, we're not pervs any more than any other nationality is.

    We're just colonials.

    If it's in an American based news source it must apply to us too, right?

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