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Mar 23, 2018

Craigslist will no longer display personal ads after passage of sex trafficking bill

Craigslist will no longer display personal ads on its website after the Senate voted to pass the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act yesterday. The bill means websites will be held liable for hosting sex trafficking content. It will also make it easier for victims of sex trafficking and prosecutors to sue companies that fail to keep exploitative content from their websites.

In a statement posted to Craigslist, the company said it did not want to jeopardize its business by continuing to accept personal ads. The following statement appears whenever a user clicks on any of the category links under the “Personals” column of the site:

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