Craigslist

Craigslist (styled craigslist) is a classified advertisements website with sections devoted to jobs, housing, personals, for sale, items wanted, services, community, gigs, résumés, and discussion forums.Craig Newmark began the service in 1995 as an email distribution list to friends, featuring local events in the San Francisco Bay Area, before becoming a web-based service in 1996 and expanding into other classified categories. It started expanding to other U.S. cities in 2000, and currently covers 50 countries.In March 2008, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Portuguese became the first non-English languages supported.
Posts about Craigslist
    • Sen. Al Franken calls for regulation for sites that can’t police themselves

      It seems that Senator Al Franken isn’t done with the big three tech companies just yet. In a speech he gave this past Wednesday, Franken still had deep concerns about Facebook, Google and Twitter after they gave vague and unsatisfying answers during the Senate hearing about the Russian political ads on American social media.

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    • BBC: Craigslist complicit in crime

      It’s no secret in America that craigslist is the home of a number of illegal activities on its website every day. The problem is that craigslist doesn’t do anything about it and it’s almost deemed as just a part of doing business on craigslist. Outside of when craigslist still had its adult services section, rarely has a media outlet taken craigslist to task for allowing crimi ...

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    • Is craigslist a breeding ground for political agitation?

      Not too long ago, Facebook made headlines when it was revealed they had accepted ad revenue from Russian interests who were allegedly trying to disrupt the 2016 Presidential Election. Facebook was even called before Congress and provided the government with the information they had about the Russian group.

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  • Particularly violent month for classifieds

    …. It started with a robbery turned murder in Mesa, Arizona, when a man was shot and killed by someone posing as a person who was selling a high-end laptop on OfferUp. That was followed up by the murder of a former Tennessee policeman who thought he was meeting someone to buy his car from craigslist. Bizarrely, an armed robbery set up through LetGo…

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  • Facebook to manually review ads, so why don’t others?

    … records of these ads to Congress, Facebook announced they would be hiring 1000 people to manually review certain ads targeted toward religious, ethnic, and social groups. However, this blog post ultimately is not about Facebook, but another website that touts itself as being socially responsible. We’re of course referring to craigslist. From…

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  • Craigslist creates safe space for hate

    … are well within their rights not to do business with hate groups. Rather than censorship, this is merely a case of content moderation. These businesses have terms of service which limit what content can be used with their platforms as most online businesses do. One website that doesn’t seem to mind the recent proliferation of hate speech is craigslist…

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  • Facebook Marketplace follows craigslist’s dangerous lead

    … In a previous blog post we stated “Craigslist has nothing to teach Facebook” in terms of content moderation. We defended Facebook stating they have a much better content moderation system in place than craigslist. However, it seems we may have been a bit mistaken in that defense because it seems Facebook Marketplace is following craigslist’s bad…

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  • Craigslist has nothing to teach Facebook

    … Noted news and opinion website Slate recently published an article entitled “What Facebook Can Learn From Craigslist”. One could assume by the headline that Slate must mean craigslist can teach Facebook something about Facebook Marketplace, but that’s not the point Slate is trying to make. Instead, Slate makes the questionable claim craigslist…

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  • Craigslist and OfferUp used in multi-state car theft ring

    … are said to have used both craigslist, which is no surprise, and classifieds app OfferUp to sell these cars to unsuspecting buyers. A number of the suspects were caught after they had bragged about their crimes on social media. It’s unknown what has happened to the money given to the suspects by buyers, but if history is any indicator…

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  • Why haven’t the classifieds murders of two young men caused any concern?

    … Within the past week two young men who were both full of promise lost their lives after trying to complete transactions through online classifieds. In the first case, 19-year-old Brian Brown was shot and killed in North Miami Beach while trying to sell a Playstation through craigslist. He was getting ready to leave for college in Northern…

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  • Was craigslist used in the country’s largest art heist?

    … There’s no doubt that craigslist has a crime problem. One industry observer even called craigslist a ‘cesspool of crime’. The crimes committed on craigslist are countless, but one you don’t normally hear about is art theft. We’re not talking about dogs playing poker either. Over 25 years ago, two men disguised as police stole over $500 million…

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  • Geebo is not for naught, despite what Forbes may say

    … Geebo is not for naught, despite what Forbes may say Recently, Forbes.com published a blog post about startup classifieds apps LetGo and OfferUp and how one of them may be the latest craigslist killer. By that we mean a proverbial David taking on the Goliath of cragslist, and not one of the 100+ murderers that have used craigslist to find…

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  • Triple digit murders highlight craigslist’s lack of safety

    … Triple digit murders highlight craigslist’s lack of safety Last year, The Washington Post ran an article entitled “Think twice before answering that ad: 101 murders have been linked to Craigslist”. That number was provided by the AIM Group who maintain a public list of victims on the Craigslist Killings – Craigslist Safety blog. Since…

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  • Facebook and craigslist team up to fight fake news, not notice irony

    … Facebook and craigslist team up to fight fake news, not notice irony Since the 2016 Presidential Election, ‘fake news’ has been the story that’s refused to die with Facebook being ground zero for most fake stories that are perpetrated on the internet. In the past Facebook has taken steps to combat this problem without really fixing anything…

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  • Seven Nagging Problems with Social Commerce

    … is. Is it Facebook Marketplace? Is it apps like OfferUp and LetGo, which seem just a stone’s throw from Craigslist? Is it subscriptions with active communities on CrateJoy? Is it just ad retargeting on social networks? Is it sharing your eBay listings on your social media feeds? Before social commerce can take off, it needs to develop a gravity center…

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  • Craigslist founder spends half a million to combat harassment, just not at craigslist

    … Craigslist founder spends half a million to combat harassment, just not at craigslist Craigslist founder and namesake, Craig Newmark, has recently donated $500,000 of his own money in order to combat the “trolling, harassment and cyber-bullying” of users of a certain website. Of course that website is craigslist right? Um not exactly. Newmark…

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  • Everything old is new again: Facebook Marketplace used for robberies

    … Everything old is new again: Facebook Marketplace used for robberies Back in October, we posted on this blog about how Facebook’s new Marketplace feature was not only rife for abuse, but that the abuses were already taking place. These were some of the same abuses that have plagued craigslist for years. Now, industry watchdog The AIM Group…

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