overwhelming support for craigslist CEO on South Carolina situation

overwhelming support for craigslist CEO on South Carolina situation

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Hey, check out Target Practice… but also note Stand Firm Craig (and Jim) at TechCrunch

The craigslist adult services section for Greenville, SC
has a total of 1 ad for the last 3 days, featuring a photograph of a
fully clothed person. The “erotic services” section for Greenville,
which we recently closed, has 8 ads total which will expire in two
days, and even for these ads the images and text are quite tame.

Meanwhile, the “adult entertainment” section of greenville.backpage.com
(careful with link, NSFW), owned by Village Voice Media, has over 60
ads for the last 3 days, and about 250 in total. In sharp contrast with
craigslist, many of these ads are quite explicit, quoting prices for
specific sex acts, featuring close-ups of bare genitalia, etc.

Of course, no one in mainstream legal circles thinks either company
should be subject to civil suit, let alone a criminal investigation.
But if for whatever reason you were so motivated, would you target a
venue with 9 PG-13 rated ads, or one with 250 XXX rated ones?

And FWIW, telephone yellow pages and other local print media have
both companies beat hands down as adult service ad venues for South
Carolina.

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