Plus, the Personals section has only been shut down for US cities, and not for pages for cities in other countries.
Hopefully, FOSTA will encourage more sites to enforce stricter rules about what users can advertise, and potentially stymie the child sex trafficking business in the US.
Interestingly, Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher has been involved in battling child sex trafficking by associating with a nonprofit called Thorn, which uses tech to address the problem. The organization announced in October that its Spotlight tool, which scans online classifieds to help spot trafficking activity faster than human review, had helped identify more than 6, victims of sex trafficking in the US, of which nearly 2, were children.
The tool is now used in all 50 US states by agencies. Sit back and let the hottest tech news come to you by the magic of electronic mail. Prefer to get the news as it happens? Follow us on social media. Got two minutes to spare? We'd love to know a bit more about our readers. Legislation is intended is to curb online sex trafficking by holding website operators more accountable for their users' activities. This popular section on Craigslist just went away after Congress approved controversial legislation to curb online sex trafficking.
The popular online classified ads site Craigslist has stopped publishing personal ads after the Senate approved a controversial sex trafficking bill that makes website operators more accountable for their users' activities.
Hopefully we can bring them back some day. The legislation -- approved by both branches of Congress -- amends Section of the Communications Decency Act from , which many online platforms saw as a vital protection from liability for content posted by their users.
The legislation makes it a crime to operate an internet platform with the intent of promoting prostitution. Supporters say the legislation will help curb the growing epidemic of online sex trafficking that often involves children, while opponents argue it could expose tech companies to costly lawsuits and infringe on free speech. Many of the people on this website are trafficked women and children, according to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation.
The digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation opposed the bill, saying it would make sites responsible for their users' speech and behavior in addition to their own. Stay up-to-date on the latest in breaches, hacks, fixes and all those cybersecurity issues that keep you up at night.. Originally Answered: Where will the past users of Craigslist personals now go? Originally Answered: Where are people going for personal ads now that. 23 Mar Craigslist will no longer display personal ads on its website after the Senate voted to pass the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act yesterday. 23 Mar Craigslist, the global classified ad site, is shuttering its Personal section for its US listings. The decision was taken in response to Congress.