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Craigslist is removing its personals section following the passage of a new law that would allow people to sue websites that created spaces that resulted in acts of sex-trafficking, according to Axios.
In a statement, Craigslist said,
“US Congress just passed HR 1865, “FOSTA”
, seeking to subject websites to criminal and civil liability when third parties (users) misuse online personals unlawfully.
Any tool or service can be misused. We can’t take such risk without jeopardizing all our other services, so we are regretfully taking craigslist personals offline. Hopefully we can bring them back someday.
To the millions of spouses, partners, and couples who met through craigslist, we wish you every happiness!”
Source: Craigslist pulls personal ads after passage of sex-trafficking bill – Axios
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