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Breaking: eBay classifieds sell hard core porn and more

Hey, check out the details here, but here's the gist:


As a practical example of eBay’s “advanced filtering” and “family friendly” classifieds, we’ve been shown some ads currently
live
on eBay’s Loquo.com classifieds site, which features thousands of paid ads offering various sexual acts in exchange for
money
(NSFW). The highly explicit photographs included in the following example ads depict young Asian females engaged in
unprotected sex, along with rates and a listing of specific sex acts (in Spanish) on offer.

Gubernatorial hopeful Meg
Whitman was fully aware of this business during her tenure at eBay.


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4 Responses to Breaking: eBay classifieds sell hard core porn and more

Joe in San Diego says:

Things to consider:
Why are web sites always the ones blamed for prostitution?
Didn't people in that business promote themselves some other way before the Internet?
Shouldn't the authorities take care of the problems associated with prostitution (like human trafficking) instead of web sites that do more good than the few bad ads that get posted?
Since when is it the responsibility of businesses to solve all of society's problems?
Don't we all pay taxes so that government will address social problems?

Joe in San Diego says:

To Concerned Citizen:
If Craig's List was concern more with revenue than human lives, they would be charging everyone to post ads on Craig's List when they sell things. The fact of the matter is they do not, and this has been a great help to many people in this economy. Selling things on Craig's List that other (read RICHER) people throw out has been a real life saver for me personally. I couldn't do it without a web site like Craig's List that doesn't charge me for posting personal items for sale.
So how does Craig's List manage to pay their expenses while giving the vast majority of their users free ads? By charging landlords and prostitutes!
That my friend IS Social Justice!