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AGs reach agreement with Craigslist to crack down on illegal sex trade ads

AGs reach agreement with Craigslist to crack down on illegal sex trade ads

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Attorney General Rob McKenna today announced an agreement with Craigslist in which the online classified site will deter and crack down on inappropriate content and illegal activity in its “erotic services” section.  The agreement among Craigslist, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and attorneys general for 43 states seeks to address crimes including child pornography, child prostitution and human trafficking. Craigslist will require that users who post erotic services ads provide a working phone number and pay a fee with a valid credit card. All proceeds from erotic services ads will be donated to charity. Craigslist will supply the resulting information in response to law enforcement subpoenas.

Read more about the Craigslist agreement.



Posted by AGO Blog Moderator at 11/06/2008 11:20:30 AM | 

While I agree with the agreement the the AG's office has made with craigs list..I still wonder how erotic services is the operational sense.

Looks like legalized prostitution to me.
Posted by: CC Tillett ( Email ) at 11/21/2008 6:59 PM

Hello CC,

Prostitution is also illegal and such advertisements are against Craigslist's policies. According to Craigslist, the "erotic services" section was created for services that are legal, such as erotic dancing, adult Web sites, etc.

Posted by: Kristin Alexander ( Email ) at 11/26/2008 2:04 PM

Lots of people believe that rising prices, rate of inflation and unemployment were the most important economic

issues facing the country, putting that at the top of U.S. economic concerns. More and more people are being stripped off with their jobs and unemployment are hitting records. Because of this, a lot of people are frantically searching for jobs. Many job listing are not very sure, but if a person scans them constantly, they may be able to find something. Craigslist and so many others have job opportunities. There's also Monster, Yahoo Hot Jobs, numerous others. People looking for things such as home furnishings that don't want to have to go to eBay can look into Free Napkin , a website that has online auctions, except that everything is free, which is handy if you don't want to get a payday loan to replace your couch, or the lamp you threw across the room because you couldn't find any good job listings.
Posted by: JL ( Email ) at 3/19/2009 3:53 AM

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