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Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster seems perturbed in this blog post on the official blog craigslist about a Facebook group. The Facebook group is entitled Stop Craigslist Human Trafficking - Choose Ebay Classifieds.

Before I get to Jimmy B I have to address this Facebook group. While eBay Classifieds (the former Kijiji in the US) has a pretty good human trafficking record I can not endorse this group as the typical scams that plague craigslist also run rampant on eBay Classifieds.

Now back to Jimmy. In his blog Jimmy basically says that since eBay Classifieds also has ads for prostitution that it's ok for craigslist to have them too. Except it's not eBay Classifieds that Mr. Buckmaster actually cites. The links that he provided are to a classifieds site called Loquo that is basically craigslist like site based in Spain. EBay did not develop Loquo, they bought it in 2005.

As usual Mr. Buckmaster leaves some details out such as the fact that while eBay has a possible rogue site in Spain that has prostitution ads craigslist has prostitution ads All over the world.

Not to mention the fact that eBay owns 25% stake in craigslist. So even if you use eBay classifieds you're still indirectly supporting craigslist.

Thanks to Suzanne for the tip.



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