According to this article from the New York Times the Advanced Interactive Media Group claims that craigslist is on its way to making $122 Million this year. That is 22% more than the amount of last year’s projection.
Also according to the New York Times this because craigslist has stopped donating the money from the ‘Adult Services’ section.
Remember back to May of last year when craigslist said they were taking the $10 and $5 charges they get for the adult services and donating that money to charity? Yep, so do I. Well they are supposedly no longer donating that money to the tune of $36 Million kept in craigslist’s coffers.
In the e-mail message, Mr. Buckmaster said, “Misuse of Craigslist for criminal purposes is utterly unacceptable, and Craigslist will continue to work with its partners in law enforcement and at nongovernmental organizations until it is eliminated.”
He declined to say whether the company was continuing to donate revenue from sex ads to charity, but he said the company was continuing to develop its charitable initiatives.
Jimmy B. also used the they’re doing it so we can do it too defense…
“Of the thousands of U.S. venues that carry adult service ads, including venues operated by some of the largest and best known companies in the U.S., Craigslist has done the best and most responsible job of combating child exploitation and human trafficking.”
That’s like saying “in a world of sewers we’re top turd.”
The fact that you still allow these ads which in turn result in not just prostitution but also child prostitution and human trafficking shows that you’re really not doing anything to prevent these travesties from happening in the first place.
Instead of being reactive to the problem why don’t you be active in putting a stop to it. How about not waiting for law enforcement to contact you before acting and make the first strike by eliminating not only the adult services section but the casual encounters section as well.
Oh right. The $36 Million dollars. That’s why.