RIP Craiglist Personals

Welp, it’s finally gone, according to The Verge, the Senate voted to advance the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act, which is designed to fight sex trafficking on sites like Backpage.com, Craigslist.c0m. But opponents say could stifle free speech online and hurt operators of smaller websites.

In a statement on its site, Craiglist said:

“Congress just passed HR 1865, “FOSTA”, seeking to subject websites to criminal and civil liability when third parties (users) misuse online personals unlawfully.

Any tool or service can be misused. We can’t take such risk without jeopardizing all our other services, so we are regretfully taking craigslist personals offline. Hopefully we can bring them back some day.

To the millions of spouses, partners, and couples who met through craigslist, we wish you every happiness!”

So RIP Craigslist Personals. You were a great friend in dark times and an endless supply of entertainment, unattractive selfies and nudes.

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