Madigan targets Craigslist ads
Lisa Madigan (D)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline)-Craigslist ought to remove the online classified Web site's erotic services section because of illegal activity, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said.
The Democratic attorney general called the Craigslist section "rampant" with prostitution and "exploitation of women."
Madigan is just the latest attorney general to call on craigslist to remove the erotic personals section, following the slaying of a 25-year-old masseuse who had posted an advertisement there about two weeks ago.
In a letter to the company, Madigan said Craigslist is flouting the terms of a November 2008 agreement it signed with the attorneys general of 43 states.
Madigan said the screening system has not been very effective.
For his part, Craigslist co-founder Craig Newmark has said has no plans to take down the site's erotic services section.
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