Classified advertising website Craigslist has closed its dating section in the US, in response to a new bill against sex trafficking.
The bill states that websites can now be punished for "facilitating" prostitution and sex trafficking. promoting prostitution and child sexual abuse have ly been posted in the "personals" section of Craigslist.
In a statement, Craigslist said the new law would "subject websites to criminal and civil liability when third parties users misuse online personals unlawfully". We joliet prostitute fucked take such risk without jeopardising all our other services, so we are regretfully taking Craigslist personals offline," it said. It will apply to all states in the US.
Websites are not usually held responsible for the content classfiied members post - as long as illegal material is removed as soon as the service provider is made aware. However, the bill states that "websites that facilitate traffickers in advertising the sale of unlawful sex acts" should not be protected.
It imposes fines and prison terms for those who own or operate a website that facilitates prostitution. It said "paid services involving physical sexual contact" were against its latest policies. PornHub greets bloggers after YouTube gun ban introduced.
The company said keeping the section open adss the US was too much of a risk. On Thursday, social network Reddit also banned its escorts message board. Related Topics.
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