Craigslist on PR offensive over sex industry links
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 06/05/2009 21:35
Craigslist is trying to head off a growing revolt across America by meeting with senior officials concerned about the site's relationship with the sex industry.
Jim Buckmaster, the chief executive of the classified ads website, met today with attorneys general from several US states including Connecticut, Illinois and Missouri. The talks come after officials from Chicago and more recently South Carolina attacked the website for taking money for "erotic services".
US attorneys meet with Craigslist on ad concerns [AFP]
US attorneys general met with Craigslist on Tuesday to discuss concerns that the free online classified service is being used to advertise prostitution.
"We are optimistic that our shared concerns can be addressed while preserving the beneficial aspects of Craigslist...without compromising the quintessentially American values of free speech embodied in our Constitution," the website's chief executive Jim Buckmaster told AFP after the meeting.