Date: Sept. 24, 2010
Complex says: Everyone’s online source for job searches, used furniture, and "casual encounters" went sex-free after attorney generals from 17 states demanded the site shut down its “adult services” section for promoting illegal activities such as sex trafficking. Craigslist would replace the section name with “censored” as a form of symbolic protest, but would later shut it down on its U.S. and international sites. Some critics went as far as calling Craiglist an "online pimp" and the "Wal-Mart of online sex trafficking." Talk about a smack to the face. According to the Advanced Interactive Media Group, 30 percent of the site’s revenue came from its "adult services" section. Ain't no money like ho money!