Craigslist Sticking With "Erotic Services"

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The death of an advertiser isn't deterring the founder of Craigslist from keeping the "erotic services" section of the Web site open.

Craig Newmark contends his site already allows users to flag inappropriate material they believe should be removed.

Criticism has intensified after a Boston University medical student was accused of killing a masseuse who advertised on Craigslist.

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal had asked Craigslist to immediately eliminate photographs in the "erotic services" section.

Blumenthal also asked Craigslist to hire staff to screen images and ads that violate the site's terms of service and fine users who violate those terms.

Philip Markoff is charged with killing Julissa Brisman.

He's also charged in a robbery of another masseuse police say he met through Craigslist.


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  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Apr 26, 2009 at 08:30 PM
    They should ban the yellow pages as well then. If you look under "E" you will find plenty of the same ad's minus the pictures. I highly doubt that the pictures is what drove him to his crimes.
  • by Keith Location: Greenville on Apr 25, 2009 at 03:48 PM
    This was not craigslist fault for this. This guy would have done it through other means.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 25, 2009 at 11:39 AM
    he shouldnt have to its his right, he did not kill anyone. But im shear hell have to take it diwn the way people think in think country.
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