I read an article on MediaPost about Craigslist monitoring the erotic services section. I’m sure it is all over a lot of other blogs and news sites.
All of this is not about free speech or community standards or any of that highfaluting stuff. It is about people making basic decisions about the amount of risk they want to take on with personal choices.
If you are an adult and you go into a dark alley that smells of beer and urine and has lots of folks in varying stages of undress lurking about, you are taking a risk that you will not come out the other side unscathed. It’s the ame thing with these areas of Craigslist. It’s not a secret.
Craigslist hoped to treat adults like adults. Our local governments want to treat everyone like a child. Maybe someday we’ll be able to tell the difference. In the meantime, enjoy the “Happy Bubble” place all these law enforcement people have stuffed you into.