Hopefully we can bring them back some day. To the millions of spouses, partners, and couples who met through craigslist, we wish you every happiness!
Plus, the Personals section has only been shut down for US cities, and not for pages for cities in other countries. Hopefully, FOSTA will encourage more sites to enforce stricter rules about what users can advertise, and potentially stymie the child sex trafficking business in the US. Interestingly, Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher has been involved in battling child sex trafficking by associating with a nonprofit called Thorn, which uses tech to address the problem.
The organization announced in October that its Spotlight tool, which scans online classifieds to help spot trafficking activity faster than human review, had helped identify more than 6, victims of sex trafficking in the US, of which nearly 2, were children. The tool is now used in all 50 US states by agencies. Sit back and let the hottest tech news come to you by the magic of electronic mail. Prefer to get the news as it happens? Follow us on social media. The alternative apps like Tinder and Casualx will continue to benefit.
The original purpose of creating Casualx was to offer an alternative space for people who are seeking casual encounters. Nowadays, most people use mobile phones to access the Internet. Dating apps have become the main tool for people to find relationships. Casualx was created as a casual encounters app. To solve the spam and scammer issues CL personals was plagued with at that time, Casualx set up a system and a team to review all profiles.
The system uses AI technology to study the traits of scammers and spammers and then block them from accessing the app. After the system filter, the review team manually checks each profile to ensure the profile is real. To offer a different user experience than Craigslist , Casualx studied the favorite features of dating and hookup apps. The app uses the swiping feature similar to Tinder as one of its main features. The team also learned from Instagram and Facebook to create the "moments" feature, which allows users to share their thoughts and lifestyle photos, just like you'd seen on your timeline.
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