Any tool or service can be misused. But as Alina reported, tech companies see this as "the first major cutback to the protections that these companies have had under the law. We can't take such risk without jeopardizing all our other services, so we are regretfully taking craigslist personals offline. We can't take such risk without jeopardizing all our other services, so we are regretfully taking Craigslist personals offline. Hopefully we can bring them back some day. It passed in the House by and in the Senate by We'd love to know a bit more about our readers. Sit back and let the hottest tech news come to you by the magic of electronic mail.
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Craigslist is killing off its Personals ads to keep sex traffickers at bay
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+. +. +. Craigslist says it made the change because of the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, which is meant to crack down on sex trafficking of children.
Read The Conversation on Flipboard. Craigslist said Friday that it is taking the site's personals section offline.
As Craigslist wrote, the law seeks "to subject websites to criminal and civil liability when third parties users misuse online personals unlawfully. We'd love to know a bit more about our readers. Hopefully we can bring them back some day. But ads seeking romance or sexual connections are no longer going to be available, after Craigslist took down the "personals" section Friday for its U.
Craigslist shut off access to personals after Congress passed a law to The American Civil Liberties Union argued that the bill could make sex. As Craigslist personal ads shut down, we're losing an important even as groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union claim it will.
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Why Craigslist has suddenly shut off its personals section The San Diego UnionTribune
You must login or create an account to comment. Reddit also tightened its rules to forbid people from using the site as a marketplace to sell and buy things like firearms, ammunition, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, prostitution, stolen goods, personal information.
The site has previously come under fire — as far back as — for allowing users to post ads offering prostitution services involving adults as well as children.
March 23, 3: You can still find furniture or a roommate on Craigslist.
Opponents like the EFF warned that the bill is overreaching and could have a chilling effect on free speech.