Craigslist to crack down on prostitution ads

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The Web site Craigslist says it will
crack down on ads for prostitution as part of an agreement with
attorneys general in 40 states, including Georgia.

The deal will require people who post "erotic services" ads on
Craigslist to provide a working phone number and pay a fee with a
valid credit card.

The Web site will provide that information to law enforcement if
subpoenaed to do so.

Craigslist has also agreed to sue 14 software and Internet
companies that help people who post erotic service ads circumvent
the Web site's defenses against inappropriate content and illegal
activity.


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