How to fight fake advertising on Craigslist
If you’re looking to buy something online, there’s a good chance you’ve run into a fake ad on Craigslist.
This is particularly problematic in cities where there are huge numbers of Craigslist listings, as many sites use the site to advertise and sell items like furniture and household goods.
It’s a common problem, and Craigslist has been cracking down on the issue for years, but it has proven particularly hard to combat.
In 2018, the site began cracking down more specifically on fake Craigslist ads.
The company launched a new advertising initiative, called AdSense, which requires advertisers to put their ads in the relevant category on Craigslist, and the ads have to be approved by a third-party company.
When a Craigslist ad doesn’t meet the criteria, Craigslist will block the ad.
Since AdSense was launched in 2018, Craigslist has removed more than 1,300 ads, and this year it removed more, a spokesman told BuzzFeed News.
AdSense is designed to help advertisers find ads that match their business.
However, AdSense is also used by the likes of Amazon, Netflix, and eBay to target ads to shoppers.
As a result, Craigslist ads often look like they’re being targeted to people who are interested in a specific product or service, and they can even contain misleading content, like fake or misleading information.
While Craigslist is cracking down, it’s unclear whether the new advertising strategy will help the site fight back against Craigslist ads, or whether it will simply encourage people to continue to click through to the ads.