Craigslist said it is dropping its personals section, citing the passage of a sex trafficking bill potentially leaving websites liable for penalties.
The U. In a statement posted to the Craigslist websitethe advertising service said it will take its personals section down. On Thursday, Reddit announced changes made to its content policy forbidding transactions for certain goods and services, including firearms, drugs and "paid services involving physical sexual contact.
Supporters believe the bill will deliver justice to victims of sex trafficking and give law enforcement new tools to prosecute offenders. Critics worry the bill will stifle free speech online.
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Craigslist and Reddit remove personal in response to new bill. A new sex trafficking bill passed by congress has prompted both Craigslist and Reditt to remove parts of their sites that could potentially leave them liable for penalties.
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