Meanwhile, Hung Angels removed its forums; YourDominatrix. Craigslist has seen this movie before. Those charges were rejected by the court, which held that Section of the Communications Decency Act of clearly protected Craigslist against criminal charges based on its role as a host of user-generated content.
Platform holders have, for years, been immune to legal responsibility for what their users do on their platforms, provided that they responded to inappropriate behavior effectively. Unlike Facebook or Google, however, Craigslist has always been simple to a fault, refusing to employ advanced AI to root out problematic posts.
To some extent, Craigslist can shut down its personals because it has a business model that exists outside of the section, explains Josh Millard, moderator of the community blog MetaFilter. But back to me. Where am I supposed to go for companionship now? I met sex partners and lifelong friends. Even today, I stay in touch with guys I met on the Craigslist personals. We act as a support system to talk out problems with our partners or just to rehash things we tried sexually in the past and how we could explore them with their current partners.
For others, like year-old Evan, Craigslist was simply an efficiency play. Where do I go? Like me, he explains, many of his clients entered the world of gay sex via Craigslist because the platform made it easy and anonymous for straight guys to experiment.
My goodness the Republican Congress certainly believes in the nanny state. I hope someone will challenge the constitutionality of this nonsense. Why does everything have to be about a political party? Certainly, the elimination of free thought and sex exploration is taking shape with this new ban. Can we please stop with the silly conflation of sex and freedom?
The world needs less sex not more. Its safer and easier for a closeted, bi-curious or married man to browse a craigslist ad than download Grindr. Most out gay men stopped using Craigslist many moons ago. This will have the same impact as going after say Manhunt today as in barely noticed. Do you have stats to support this? I ask, because my boyfriend and I met on CL in and have been together a little over 2 years.
He was 24 at the time. Our government recognizes the value of a good hook-up. So in effect it blocks regular use of such personal sites by Yeah that sounds like something Congress would do. This just plain sucks. I know a lot of the snobs online liked to run down Craigslist, but in my experience it was miles better than the meat market that is Grindr. Guys on Grindr are flaky, rude, and annoying. On Craigslist, it was far easier to meet someone normal and closeted just looking for a quick hookup.
I talked to many, many guys in their 20s on there. Republicans can never claim to be the party of freedom. This is about sex. It simply says that if someone is sex trafficking people and gets charged, the website which allowed the ad to run will also be charged. Lastly, who really uses Craigslist anymore? Your other point is spot on. Craigslist never gave a shit about what was posted on their site. Try posting a photo on Grindr that violates their guidelines and see how quickly your profile gets suspended or the photo gets removed.
Craigslist has done nothing to modernize their website over the years. There are no age requirements when posting sex ads, no one reviews the photos, and their website is recklessly used for sex trafficking of women and children just like Backpage.
It is still alive in Australia, at least for now. If the Craigslist shutdown is just the beginning, and the app sites follow along with other websites, gay bars may reopen and increase.
Gay men will need to socialize in gay venues and begin cruising with a beer bottle and dance music again. If gays do start to go out to the real world more because of the decline of the online hookups, that could indeed be the silver lining of the demise of Craigslist personals.
Get your rocks off elsewhere. Stop trying to spin the news. And here I thought we lived in American. I presume I am now incorrect about that. A blessing in disguise I say. Sadly in the USA we are losing all of out rights to do anything. People we are sliding back faster than a roller coaster…. The loss of craigslist personals was devastating. I use a new website now https: Please log in to add your comment Need an account?
Get Queerty Daily Subscribe to Queerty for a daily dose of life allowstatesandvictimstofightonlinesextraffickingact craigslist stories and more. ChrisK Now that would be a very useful way to spend Government resources. CastleSF Some of the most disgusting ads of creepy men looking to hook up with other men to act on their dark fantasy can be found on the personals section on Craigslist.
OzJosh What total rubbish.. 12 Apr I was an early enthusiast of the Craigslist M4M personals section when it boyfriend — the only man I'd ever had sex with — and was eager to. 23 Mar /r/CLD/ - craigslist diaspora - General Personals .. I won't be shocked if I search m4m in for sale and find dick pics but dick pics are exactly . For instance, all of Canada's casual encounters are still up, CL is based in US so. 27 Mar CityVibe and craigslist personals (platforms heavily used by poc and survival sex workers) have already shut down in the wake of #FOSTA and.