Craigslist scheduled to drop erotic services

 

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Due to pressure from state attorney generals regarding the usage of Craigslist’s “erotic services” section, CL has decided to drop erotic services and replace it with a new “adult services” section.  What is disturbing about the new section is that it will be manually filtered by CL employees.  Is this a preview of ad censorship?  Not like it’s very easy to post on CL nowadays: you need a PVA (phone verified account) and your ad has to make it through many, increasingly it seems, arbitrary barriers.  As I’ve always maintained, Classified Ads sites owe most of their success to advertisers/posters and this new development (and its implications for future editorial control) would probably dampen posters’ appetities.

If anything, this is good news for CL competitors.  For a great classified ads automated poster, click here

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