Ethical dilemmas‎ > ‎

Craigslist Censors Adult Services Category, it's main source of revenue

posted Nov 6, 2010, 11:08 PM by Kelly Doyle   [ updated Nov 6, 2010, 11:28 PM ]
Craigslists has been enjoying a third of its revenue (expected to be over $120 million this year) from paid sex ads.  Three months ago, 17 state attorneys general strongly urged the company to stop running these ads altogether, as they make (mostly child) prostitution more easily available to the general public. 
My questions are:
- If craigslist bands these ads, will adult services providers just find a way to weave them into Craigslist some other way?  For example, I just searched on event services and found an ad for strippers in Denver. 
- Craigslist promotes itself as being the world's largest classified ad company.  Is it legally required to trim its variety of advertising?  What else has it adverstised that is strictly illegal?  I'm sure some forms of exotic animals are being sold against international laws.  Should it be held liable for the content posted on its site?  Was it sued when the "Craigslist Killer" killed a girl in Boston?
To read more:  CNN Article
And one Portland women's opinion:  Oregon Live Article