22 Mar Craigslist's personal ads have for decades been a popular way for to operate an internet platform with the intent of promoting prostitution. 23 Mar Craigslist, the global classified ad site, is shuttering its Personal section for allowing users to post ads offering prostitution services involving. 11 Apr Craigslist shut down their personals after an anti-sex trafficking bill of sex workers in the United States, including illegal acts of prostitution. The people who are willing to do that kind of work are motivated by stories of individual tragedy and focus on draconian solutions like this mess of a law. I guess maybe this force IS society? I believe decriminalizing prostitution would reduce the risks--but regardless, those who go into prostitution will still be exploited, regardless of it's legal status. Retric 3 months ago. In a statement on its site, Craiglist said:. So what part of that is unclear to you? Some of them, maybe they advertise on the dark web.