Craigslist later dropped the “adult services” section in 2010, driving some of the ads into the remaining personals sections for people seeking dates, though the ads violated site policy and were removed if discovered.
On Thursday, Reddit announced a policy change “forbidding transactions for certain goods and services,” including firearms, drugs, sexual transactions, stolen goods and falsified documents.” The policy change adds, “keep in mind that Reddit is not intended to be used as a marketplace and takes no responsibility for any transactions individual users might decide to undertake in spite of this,” the statement concludes.
Josh said he remembers a time when seeking same-sex partners could be life-threatening.
That’s the day that users clicking on any personals subsections — including “strictly platonic” — were presented with this statement: “US Congress just passed HR 1865, ‘FOSTA’, seeking to subject websites to criminal and civil liability when third parties (users) misuse online personals unlawfully. We can’t take such risk without jeopardizing all our other services, so we are regretfully taking craigslist personals offline.”The back pages of the Indy 15 years ago were full of personal ads.It also allows sex-trafficking victims to sue online publishers for third-party posts on their sites. Craigslist had previously hosted an “erotic services” section, where people openly advertised sex, but changed the name to “adult services” in 2009 after a Boston medical student was accused of killing a woman he met through the site.Personals sections are still accessible on Craigslist outside the United States and the “missed connections” section remains in place for U. Philip Markoff, dubbed the “Craigslist Killer,” committed suicide in jail in 2010, ABC News reported.“I’ve made sooo many wholesome friends off Craigslist personals. It’s sad that they’re gone.”“I’ve used all the sections on there, to buy, sell and trade things, to meet up with people for activities, just for good wholesome stuff.And it sucks that the personals section is gone now,” Camden told the Indy.