He ed 16 other attorneys general in sending a letter to Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster and founder Craig Newmark contending that Craigslist cannot or will not adequately screen and police submissions to its adult services section, sometimes called erotic services. Because of that, the San Francisco-based Craigslist must stop accepting submissions to that section altogether and shut the section down, the attorneys general maintain. Craigslist officials pledged in to attorneys general and the public that the site would be policed better, but Craigslist remains a hot spot for blatant prostitutionMcDaniel said.
The attorneys general said Craigslist is not completely filtering that promote prostitution and child trafficking. The company said it would verify the information.
We hope to work closely with them, as we are with experts at nonprofits and in law enforcement, to prevent misuse of our site in facilitation of trafficking, and to combat such crimes wherever they appear, online or offline. Craigslist makes the news from time to time with some of its .
This month, a former medical student accused of killing a masseuse he met through Craigslist committed suicide in the Boston jail where he was awaiting trial, authorities said. Philip Markoff, 24, was found unresponsive in his cell.
Markoff had met the women through advertisements for erotic services posted on Craigslist, prosecutors said. Also in April, Lt. Print Headline: McDaniel urges Craigslist to halt adult ad section.
McDaniel urges Craigslist to halt adult ad section s 16 attorneys general in push by Bill Simmons August 25, at a. Information for this article was contributed by The Associated Press.