Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Red Light Personals

Being in the Boston area, it's been hard to avoid headlines about the so-called "Craiglist killer" who threatened, robbed, and killed women advertising erotic services on the website. "R. I. official takes aim at Craiglist" shows how two distinct narratives about Internet dangers can come together: one story about predatory victimization and one story about libertine solicitation. In response to concerns about the online advertising service by law enforcement officers and legislators, the EFF has begun to ramp up potential free speech defenses in several states.

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