The popular online classified service came under renewed criticism this week for the site's 'Adult Services' section. Attorneys General from 17 states allege the ads promote prostitution as well as violence against women and children.
In a new effort to crack down on prostitution, a group of senior law enforcement officials from across the United States have issued an open letter to Craigslist urging the website to shut down its popular ‘Adult Services’ ads. In their letter, 17 Attorneys General allege these kinds of ads on Craigslist promote violence against women and children. “The increasingly sharp public criticism of Craigslist’s Adult Services section reflects a growing recognition that ads for prostitution – including ads trafficking children – are rampant on it,” wrote the state AGs.
he Craigslist CEO added that he was working with legal and human rights groups to devise new guidelines for adult ads.
Date created : 2010-08-26