Craigslist and S.C. Attorney General Step Up Rhetoric

The battle over adult ads on Craigslist is escalating–at least in South Carolina.

On May 5, the Palmetto State’s Attorney General Henry McMaster threatened to prosecute executives from the online classifieds site, if ads on the site play a role in a prostitution case in South Carolina.

Then last week, Craigslist announced steps to introduce a new review system for every single adult services listing on the site. It did this after consulting with the attorneys general from several states, who complained the site had become a preferred way for prostitutes to advertise their services.

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