Craigslist – is this some kind of bust?

Yes, it's very impressive. But more importantly, the venerable small ads site is getting into hot water over its 'erotic services' adverts. The sheri

Yes, it's very impressive. But more importantly, the venerable small ads site is getting into hot water over its 'erotic services' adverts.

Despite being the largest classified advertising service in the world, Craigslist is still privately owned, run by just 24 people and refuses to run commercial advertising.

While the sheriff would like to see the entire category removed, Craigslist is opting to contain the problem. It currently charges between $5-10 (£3.50-7) for each erotic advert, with the money going to combat sex trafficking and child exploitation.

The case is unlikely to go far, as American law makes it fairly to prosecute web services for content posted by its users.