To prevent this type of censorship, while making it sticky to an existing site, like Craigslist, why not use a browser add-on, like GreaseMonkey for FF, so the classification and ad content only appear to users with add-on? This approach is used by price comparison services so, for example, if you're shopping and find it on Amazon the add-on overlays the page with pricing at competitive sites. Of course, the add-on would have provide all the add front- and back-end support and do so in a manner to thwart the censors.
On Fri, Apr 6, 2018, 4:16 PM Razer <g...@riseup.net> wrote: > "The United States government has seized Backpage.com, the controversial > classifieds website. A notice informing visitors of the seizure was posted > on the site, and a Justice Department spokesperson confirmed the notice. > > According to the notice, the website and its affiliates were seized “as > part of an enforcement action” by the FBI, as well as other federal and > local agencies. The notice provides little other information, saying the > Department of Justice will provide more at 6PM EST today. > > Backpage was the target of allegations that it facilitated sex trafficking > and prostitution through its adult section, a controversy that took years > to unwind and culminated in the arrest of the company’s CEO and eventual > removal of the adult section. > > “The FBI can confirm that law enforcement activity is occurring,” a > spokesperson for the FBI’s Phoenix field office told The Verge. The office > referred further questions to the Justice Department, which did not > immediately respond to a request for comment. > > Last month, Congress passed controversial legislation meant to give law > enforcement more power to stop online sex trafficking. Backpage became a > central part of the discussion around the legislation, which many sex > workers opposed. > > Developing..." > > > https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/6/17207838/backpage-com-seized-website-down-fbi > >