Saturday, November 08, 2008

Progess Against Human Trafficking in the USA

Earlier this year, I posted a story about Craigslist and its involvement in human trafficking (see

Today, I want to share some good news about Craigslist from USA Today:

"Craigslist promises prostitution purge

"The website Craigslist pledged Thursday to crack down on ads for prostitution, part of an agreement forged with state attorneys general across the nation. Under the agreement, anyone who posts an 'erotic services' ad will be required to provide a working phone number and pay a fee with a valid credit card. The website will provide that information to law enforcement if subpoenaed.

"Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster said the deal will allow legitimate escort services to continue advertising, while discouraging companies conducting illegal business. Craigslist, which posts 30 million ads every month, also will begin using new search technology to help authorities find missing children and victims of human trafficking, Buckmaster said" (USA Today, November 7, 2008, page 3A).


Anonymous said...

good job, no great job,

jim cooke, midland, texas

Terry said...

Thanks, Jim! I appreciate the comment.