08 March 2009

US - Craigslist sued over erotic ads

(BBC)
A sheriff in Illinois is suing the online ad site Craigslist, accusing its owners of knowingly promoting prostitution in the US. Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart said the site was failing to block offers to trade sex for money. He wants a federal judge to shut down the site's erotic services section. In a statement, Craigslist said it had not seen the lawsuit but that it co-operated with police daily to prevent misuse of the site. See also Craigslist to sheriff: Federal law protects site and Is Craigslist the world's biggest bordello? (CNET).