Craigslist Removes Erotic Ads

May 15, 2009 at 12:12 am Leave a comment

Under pressure from citizen groups, prosecutors, and others, the popular online classifieds website Craigslist will be removing the “erotic services” category from its online listings, as reported by the  New York Times. Many say that the category fosters prostitution and other illegal activities.

In addition to removing the category from its listings, Craigslist will also employ an army of employees to sift through current ads to remove content that is deemed objectionable or of questionable legality. Previous to this, Craigslist relied on its users to flag inappropriate content.

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