The CEO of Craigslist is blasting the South Carolina Attorney General, Henry McMaster, for what the company feels were unwarranted and outrageous threats. It seems that the Attorney General wanted to file criminal actions against Craigslist involving the companies sex ads online. The company had agreed to remove the ads and manually monitor an adult section.
But what is unique about the Craigslist response is how Craigslist compares itself to other companies:
Many prominent companies, including AT&T, Microsoft, and Village Voice Media, not to mention major newspapers and other upstanding South Carolina businesses feature more “adult services” ads than does craigslist, some of a very graphic nature.
The CEO also states:
Have you fully considered the implications of your accusations against craigslist? What’s a crime for craigslist is clearly a crime for any company. Are you really prepared to condemn the executives of each of the mainstream companies linked above, and all the others that feature such ads, as criminals?
Listed on the Craigslist blog are links to the ads featured by other companies mentioned in the article. You can take a look at the ads by following the link below.
I personally think that the Attorney General of South Carolina is making to much out of this. Hopefully the two can get together and reach a satisfying settlement for both sides.