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In a statement Friday following FOSTA’s near-ratification – the bill awaits President Donald Trump’s signature – Craigslist wrote: “Any tool or service can be misused.We can’t take such risk without jeopardizing all our other services, so we are regretfully taking craigslist personals offline.The primary target are websites, apps, messageboards, and other digital publishers, which have deeper pockets.To reach them, Congress had to carve a hole in Section 230, which has governed the internet for 22 years.This failure to distinguish between ads for prostitution and any discussion of prostitution is part of what has sex workers (and free-speech advocates) so worried.Sex worker blogs could be shut down, and they could find their social-media accounts suspended simply for being honest about their work. 11% were caught during their first affair after tying the knot, 12% during the second, and 21% during their third. UK - June 30 - Illicit Encounters surveyed 1K adulterers and found that 63% had been caught out by their partners at some point in their marriage, with the majority getting caught after their third affair.
In addition to Craigslist’s closure, a handful of Reddit subreddits that provided similar services have also shut down, Ars Technica reports.It's thought this is because on third affairs people tend to get more lax about covering their tracks.39% of those surveyed were caught by a partner reading their phone messages, 22% by their partner reading emails, 20% thanks to lying about their whereabouts, 14% being spotted out with a lover, and 5% caught because a family friend ratted them out.I brokered my best ongoing "casual encounter" through the Craigslist personals.I know others who met long-term partners and even spouses that way.