CNN reporter Amber Lyon has made a crusade out of trumpeting the "fact" that "100,000 to 300,000" children are enslaved into sex trafficking each year. As our sister paper the Village Voice pointed out, in a piece we ran in the print edition, those numbers are almost certainly a gross exagge ... More >>
Schapiro Group data wasn't questioned by mainstream media.
Photo by Nick VlcekCraigslist -- which we recently described in a feature as being at a crossroads -- seems to have decided which road to take.Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced the company will be dropping its "Erotic Services" ads.The ads have played a role in a series of recent murd ... More >>
Over the weekend Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist, spoke at the memorial service for Katherine Olson, the woman murdered after answering a false ad seeking a nanny.It was a culminiation of sorts of the intense pressure Craigslist finds itself under now, as publicity-hungry elected law-enforc ... More >>
Criminals being dubbed the latest "Craigslist Killer" seem to be popping up everywhere.There was Michael Anderson in Minnesota, who lured to her death a woman answering an ad for a nanny; a 16-year-old S/M enthusiast who killed a New York City radio newsman who posted an ad; and a yuppie who used th ... More >>