Congresswoman Wants Craigslist to Grow Up

Saturday, May 29, 2010  |  Updated 1:15 PM PDT
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Congresswoman Wants Craigslist to Grow Up

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Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster has an executive producer credit for the new Craigslist TV online reality show.

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A California congresswoman is calling on the website Craigslist to get rid of its adult services section, which critics say is used to advertise sex with underage girls.

Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Hillsborough, is also asking the House Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing on how websites such as Craigslist are being used to "facilitate criminal activity."

Speier sent a letter Thursday to Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster urging the San Francisco company to shut down the adult services section.

In a letter to Speier, Buckmaster says he's willing to discuss the issue with her, but says shutting down portions of Craigslist was not the answer.

He says the company has zero tolerance for crime and would welcome suggestions to prevent misuse.

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