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 <> wrote:

> "The United States government has seized, 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..."

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