Thursday, April 23, 2009

Craigslist Killer: Craigslist Founder Craig Newmark Discusses Internet Crime at 2007 CT Forum

The popular website has been in the headlines following the arrest of Phillip Markoff, a Boston University Medical School student believed to be the "craigslist Killer."

Last week, 26-year-old Julissa Brisman was found dead at the Marriott Copley in Boston, after Markoff answered her ad for massage services on the site. Markoff has since been linked to at least one additional crime of similar nature, and has sparked many questions about safety on craigslist and other social networking sites.

In October 2007, craigslist founder Craig Newmark visited The Connecticut Forum as a panelist for our Tech Revolution Forum. In this clip, he talks about crime on craigslist, stating that
"The moral issue is that you have to help a victim fast, but due process is really important especially in this time of warrantless searches. So you gotta help the victim, you gotta stop the bad guys, but you have to do so in a way that you're not a bad guy yourself-and that type of situation happens relatively frequently."

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