Craigslist already had shut down the escorts section a few years ago. Now the combo of hooker and the US Congress have resulted in CL having to shut down the personal ads, which had been over-run by homos and hookers in recent years, including being infested with trannies. From the CL site:
US Congress just passed HR 1865, “FOSTA”, seeking to subject websites to criminal and civil liability when third parties (users) misuse online personals unlawfully.
Any tool or service can be misused. We can’t take such risk without jeopardizing all our other services, so we are regretfully taking craigslist personals offline. 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!
Anyhow, leave it to the government, queers, trannies, and hookers to ruin one of the only places adults could meet for fun without having to pay a hefty bar tab.