The popular online classified ads site Craigslist has stopped publishing personal ads after the Senate approved a controversial sex trafficking bill that makes website operators more accountable for their users' activities. Hopefully we can bring them back some day. The legislation -- approved by both branches of Congress -- amends Section of the Communications Decency Act from , which many online platforms saw as a vital protection from liability for content posted by their users.
The legislation makes it a crime to operate an internet platform with the intent of promoting prostitution. Supporters say the legislation will help curb the growing epidemic of online sex trafficking that often involves children, while opponents argue it could expose tech companies to costly lawsuits and infringe on free speech. Many of the people on this website are trafficked women and children, according to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation.
The digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation opposed the bill, saying it would make sites responsible for their users' speech and behavior in addition to their own. Stay up-to-date on the latest in breaches, hacks, fixes and all those cybersecurity issues that keep you up at night. CNET looks at the tech powering bitcoin -- and soon, too, a myriad services that will change your life..
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The new " adult " section link NSFW barely changes this. A quick browse through the adult section in the Chicago area shows that prostitution listings are still widely available, just with more vague, toned-down language and PG images. The ladies and men, when you can find them who post listings here are still trying to play by the new rules despite the illegality of their profession.
We confirmed with one provider who calls herself Maureen that her "erotic massage" services listed in Adult is really just a code for a whole menu of sex acts. Maureen has bigger things to worry about than Craigslist forcing her to change her wording, however.
It has changed the type of clients from businessmen to back down to the blue collar worker that you can't really count on.
That hasn't stopped Maureen and other providers from posting, though. For those who don't want to play by the rules, a spin into Casual Encounters a part of the site for boring old plebes like you and me to hook up shows that other prostitutes have merely moved their offers for "french lessons" and the like to the free, unmoderated part of the site.
Let's put it this way: In the end, the change's lack of real impact suggests that the legal posturing over Craigslist and prostitution is more about PR and less about actually reducing prostitution or keeping anyone safe. More examples are at the bottom of this story. A Facebook spokesperson declined to comment to Business Insider beyond pointing us to the company's Commerce Policy , which expressly prohibits selling these kinds of items and services.
To police what is sold, the spokesperson did say that Facebook will rely on its employees proactively looking for offensive posts in Marketplace along with users reporting posts they think should be removed.
Facebook has been testing Marketplace with a small percentage of its users for months, but now the feature is replacing the Messenger shortcut in the bottom center of Facebook's app for everyone over the age of 18 in the U.
Glad FB Marketplace is taking up prime real estate in the app with deals like this!!! Someone is literally selling tamales on the Facebook marketplace pic.