Employees will monitor every posting before it appears online — a precaution the site has been criticized for refusing to take in the past.
Pressure to remove the category increased this spring after a Boston medical student was charged with killing a masseuse who authorities say he met through Craigslist. Craigslist officials and attorneys general from Illinois, Connecticut and Missouri met last week to seek an end to the .
Madigan told reporters the changes would put a dent in prostitution, but acknowledged the changes will also drive prostitution solicitations to other platforms. She said authorities will monitor those, too. Dart attorney Daniel Gallagher said he remained skeptical, saying Craigslist made similar promises before to the attorneys general.
Gallagher noted that Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal had brokered an agreement with the site in November to crack down on prostitution after being contacted about several complaints about photographs depicting nudity. By Associated Press.
Madigan said authorities will closely monitor the that go up on the new section. Blumenthal sounded equally skeptical. More in News.
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