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Craigslist’s New “Adult Services” Is The Same ‘Ol “Erotic” Thing

After the whole Craigslist Killer thing, everyone’s fave website has been getting serious heat to regulate the ads on their site. So yesterday, the company announced it was nixing the “erotic services” section, and morphing it into “adult services.” The diff? The company will now review each post before it goes live. How they’ll do that with a staff of 28 people has yet to be clarified. For kicks, let’s compare and contrast the two sections. Just like in high school English class. [Washington Post] Keep reading »

Breaking News! Craigslist To Shut Down Erotic Services Section

Oh, no! You know what that means? “Casual Encounters” is going to be even more of a minefield to navigate. [CNN] Keep reading »

Chicago Sheriff Sues Craigslist

The Sheriff of Cook County is suing Craiglist. Chicagoan Tom Dart claims the site cost his department $100,000 in prostitution prosecution in 2008. Monitoring the erotic services section of the site alone has yielded big busts, including a ring of four men who were pimping girls as young as fifteen! In fact, in June 2008 they arrested 76 people involved in illegal sexual activities. Dart says he could chase working girls on the website all day, but instead, he’s going after the webmasters, or as he puts it, “I’m trying to go up the ladder.” Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Thakoon For Target, Red Lips, And Strong Handshakes

  • Photos showing the Thakoon Go International for Target collection are out. For clothes that are coming out in December, they’re awfully summer-y. Yes, we know it’s a “resort” collection, but what Target shopper vacations in Brazil at this time of year? [Nylon]
  • Craigslist is taming its “erotic services” listings by requiring vendors of those services to pay a pay of about $10 for each listing by credit card. The money will be donated to charities that combat child exploitation and human trafficking. [NY Times]
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