Sunday, September 5, 2010

Craigslist Claims Censorship in
Blocking "Adult Services"

Austin's Craiglist homepage, 9/5/10

Score: Greg Abbott, 1; Prostitution, 1,000,000,000. According to today's New York Times, Craigslist has replaced the "Adult Services" link in every US site with a black box reading "Censored." Ouch.

Guess if you want to hire a sex worker you'll have to read the back pages of the Chronicle or the m4w, w4m, w4w, m4m or casual encounters of Craigslist. Man, what will sex workers and their customers DO now? You sure showed 'em, Abbott.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Julie,

    I just posted about one (hopefully!) unintended consequence of this censorship: now even more of them will advertise in the section for legitimate massage therapists... making it even more necessary to screen prospective clients to make sure they won't be expecting "happy endings."