The attorney general's office says Craigslist continues to display prostitution and graphic porn, so it must launch an investigation and "potential prosecution.
The attorney general of South Carolina is ready to launch a criminal investigation of Craigslist in connection with erotic appearing on the classified Web site. The AG's Web site now has this statement posted :.
Craigslist responded Saturday with a blog post voicing exasperation with the attorney general's statement, comparing the "adult services" listings on Craigslist with the adult section of a Greenville, S. Meanwhile, the "adult entertainment" section of greenville. In sharp contrast with craigslist, many of these are quite explicit, quoting prices for specific sex acts, featuring close-ups of bare genitalia, etc.
On Wednesday, Craigslist bowed to pressure from authorities in a of states and said that it would remove its "erotic services" sectionreplacing it with a more closely monitored "adult services" section for legal enterprises.
CEO Jim Buckmaster said at the time that Craigslist would be on the lookout for sex workers trying to outmaneuver the new restrictions. And of course our flagging system remains fully in effect across all thebut we will be monitoring that situation," Buckmaster told CNET News.
On top of ongoing allegations that Craigslist--which runs a wide variety of classifiedincluding job and apartment listings--had become an outsized Internet bordellothe company's image recently was tarnished by news stories about a so-called "Craigslist killer" in connection with a murder investigation in Boston.
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We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. Discussion thre can be closed at any time at our discretion. Carolina eyes 'criminal investigation' of Craigslist The attorney general's office says Craigslist continues to display prostitution and graphic porn, so it must launch an investigation and "potential prosecution.
Jon Skillings. The AG's Web site now has this statement posted : As of p.
This content was not removed as we requested. We have no alternative but to move forward with criminal investigation and potential prosecution.
The CL "adult services" section for Greenville, SC has a total of 1 ad for the last 3 days, featuring a photograph of a fully clothed person. The "erotic services" section for Greenville, recently closed, has 8 total, images and text all quite tame. Craigslist views itself as unfairly targeted by the attorney general's office.
Of course, no one in mainstream legal circles thinks either company should be subject to civil suit, let alone a criminal investigation. But if for whatever reason you were so motivated, would you target a venue with 9 PG ratedor one with XXX rated ones?
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