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2018-03-23 16:34:57.447219+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Craigslist ends personal ads:

US Congress just passed HR 1865, "FOSTA", seeking to subject websites to criminal and civil liability when third parties (users) misuse online personals unlawfully.

Any tool or service can be misused. We can't take such risk without jeopardizing all our other services, so we are regretfully taking craigslist personals offline. Hopefully we can bring them back some day.

To the millions of spouses, partners, and couples who met through craigslist, we wish you every happiness!

A reminder that the female homicide rate dropped after Craigslist launched its erotic services platform. FOSTA is anti-woman.

Craigslist’s Effect on Violence Against Women Scott Cunningham, Baylor University; Gregory DeAngelo, West Virginia University; John Tripp, Baylor University.

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#Comment Re: FOSTA made: 2018-03-23 20:01:38.975688+00 by: Dan Lyke


#Comment Re: FOSTA made: 2018-03-25 00:13:26.601239+00 by: Dan Lyke

RT Mistress Lux @dominatrixlux:

Keep up the good work, anti-traffickers. Whether or not these men are delusional, look at what attitudes get cultivated by the further criminalization of our lives. #LetUsSurvive #SESTA #FOSTA #SurvivorsAgainstSESTA

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gypsypooner2015 * 2 hours ago * 1 reads * 1 likes

Buyer's Market 😃

I definitely think this will end up being a win for hobbyists. Reviews still here but ads not here. Prices will drop because providers will not be able to pull in new customers and have to take whoever they can get. Specials will become more prevalent. Providers will need to get a base of reviews in order to be accepted and no longer can they post hot pics to make newbees salivate even though the are going to be getting a bad deal.

They will have to act friendlier and not have the luxury of turning away clients any longer.

Viva la FOSTA!

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