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.
But from now those who want to advertise their services on this page should give the number of work and pay a fee with a valid credit card. Under the agreement, the portal will provide this information to the authorities if they detect a crime or will be required. “We hope that prostitutes stop using Craigslist to skip the law, knowing that their ads may end up with an arrest and conviction,” Blumenthal said in a statement.
14 software companies will be sued
In addition to Connecticut, the District of Columbia and 39 states joined this pact, and the Virgin Islands and Guam, to be imposed on their territories when these norms are recorded ads with sexual content.
Craigslist has announced that it will require a 14 software and Internet companies that have helped to circumvent the security systems of the Web to post advertisements and skip these rules inappropriate content and illegal activities. The portal also has pledged to help the authorities to find missing children and victims of human trafficking.
The founder of this site, Craig Newmark, the site began as a hobby in 1995 and now has sites in over 50 countries. In the United States has been estimated that nearly 40