January 13, 2009
Craigslist, the popular classifieds site on the Internet, has reached agreement with 40 U.S. states to record the data of people who hang erotic ads on the site, judicial sources reported.
The site was in the spotlight since last March the state attorney general of Connecticut, Richard Blumenthal, to accept a complaint about the ads for prostitutes, often with explicit pictures, hourly rates and details of services being offered.
Craiglist is a platform that receives classified ads worldwide and is especially popular for the exchange of objects between second-hand users. Most of the ads that are posted on this site are free, except in categories such as housing and employment, which have used prostitutes to save the cost of newspapers and other media.