How many have been eliminated? What criteria have been used?
San Francisco-based Craigslist has not prescreened in the past, but says postings in its new adult services section are reviewed before being posted. Besides Blumenthal, attorneys general from Maryland, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Mississippi and New Hampshire — all of whom sit on an executive committee of a nationwide task force against online prostitution — ed the letter.
Blumenthal said the group is also monitoring at least three other classified ad Web sites and tracking individual. We want all sites to reflect the higher standards and steps that can be taken to eliminate pornography and prostitution.
Authorities have expressed concern about the adult in the past, but the criticism grew more pointed after a Boston-area man was accused of the April 14 death of a woman who advertised on Craigslist. Police believe year-old Philip Markoff may have been involved in other crimes against women who also posted on Craigslist.
Josef Davenport, 31, is led from the th precinct following his arrest for promoting a Craigslist prostitution ring in the Queens borough of New York. AP Photo.
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