Friday evening, after years of vilification for allegedly fostering sexual abuse, Craigslist shut down its “adult services” section.Author: William Saletan. Mar 24, 2018 · It's all because of a new sex trafficking bill. Just this week, Congress passed what’s called the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017, better known as FOSTA. The bill seeks to clarify the country’s existing sex-trafficking laws by updating Section 230 Author: Jessica Tholmer.
Mar 23, 2018 · Craigslist says it made the change because of the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, which is meant to crack down on sex trafficking of children. Free speech advocates are critical . Aug 04, 2019 · The majority of the adult services ads that were originally posted on craigslist were either diffused into other sections of Craigslist (such the dating or meeting sections) or they went to other free online classified sites such as backpage.com and oodle.com.
Mar 23, 2018 · Those seeking casual sex will miss you. (iStock) Craiglist’s personal ads have been around since 1995, the early days of online dating, when looking for love on the Internet was heavy with stigma. In the two decades since, that stigma has lessened; 15 percent of adults report that they’ve used online dating sites or apps. DoubleList is the new online personals website that dares to fill the void Craigslist left when it shut down their legendary Craigslist personals ads back in March. There are a lot of positive feedback from users of the website and some mixed feelings with users.