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