The agreement among Craigslist, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children NCMEC and attorneys general for 43 states seeks to address crimes including child pornography, child prostitution and human trafficking.
Under the agreement, Craigslist will require that users who post erotic services provide a working phone and pay a fee with a valid credit card. All proceeds from erotic services will be donated to charity. Craigslist will supply the resulting information in response to law enforcement subpoenas. McKenna said the fee and phone requirements should reduce the of illegal posts and provide law enforcement with a road map to prosecute violators. Information about those businesses will be shared with attorneys general for possible civil and criminal prosecution.
In addition, Craigslist will deploy technology to assist NCMEC and law enforcement agencies in finding missing children and human trafficking victims. It will also explore technology to block inappropriate image uplo and better filter for code words and euphemisms for illegal activity. Earlier this year, attorneys general nationwide reached agreements with Facebook and MySpacein which the social networking sites agreed to take ificant steps to better protect children from unwanted communications.
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