Craigslist CEO asks SC AG to apologize for threat

May 18, 2009 By MEG KINNARD , Associated Press Writer

(AP) -- The CEO of Craigslist is asking South Carolina's attorney general to apologize for threatening to prosecute the company if any advertisements on the Web site lead to a prostitution case.

CEO Jim Buckmaster wrote on his blog Monday that Henry McMaster had wrongly accused Craigslist of criminal misconduct.

McMaster last week threatened to prosecute Craigslist executives for aiding and abetting prostitution if an ad leads to a prostitution case in South Carolina. His office did not immediately return a phone message Monday.

Craigslist has been under fire for its "erotic services" category. The site has pledged to eliminate the category and screen all submissions for a new "adult services" section.

---

On the Net:

CEO's blog: http://blog.craigslist.org/

©2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Explore further: Purdue starts Internet 'Beef Blog'

Related Stories

Facebook Adds 'Marketplace' of Classified Ads

May 12, 2007

Facebook members looking to rid themselves of couches, find an apartment or score concert tickets no longer have to leave the confines of the social networking site as Facebook on Friday launched its own classifieds section, ...

Craigslist to Add Ccube Click-to-Call

May 15, 2007

Ccube pinged us this afternoon to let us know that popular Web classified site Craigslist.org will add Ccube's click-to-call VOIP technology beginning on Tuesday.

Craigslist to drop 'erotic services' classifieds

May 13, 2009

(AP) -- A month after the killing of a masseuse who advertised on Craigslist, the classified ad site announced plans Wednesday to eliminate its "erotic services" category and screen all submissions to a new "adult services" ...

Recommended for you

Facebook ready to test giant drone for Internet service

July 30, 2015

Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year for a solar-powered drone with a wingspan as big as a Boeing 737, in the next stage of its campaign to deliver Internet connectivity to remote parts of the world.

Power grid forecasting tool reduces costly errors

July 30, 2015

Accurately forecasting future electricity needs is tricky, with sudden weather changes and other variables impacting projections minute by minute. Errors can have grave repercussions, from blackouts to high market costs. ...

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.