Craigslist challenges study from rival that says 330 crimes, 12 deaths were linked to its site
A study released Thursday said that interactions on Craigslist were linked to 330 U.S. crimes — 105 robberies and 12 resulting in deaths — over a 12-month period.
The study has left Craigslist crying foul, in large part because it was paid for by rival classified website Oodle.com, which is using the findings to steer consumers to its business.
But this isn’t the first jab between Craigslist and Oodle.
Jim Buckmaster, Craigslist’s chief executive, wrote in a blog post that in 2005, his company issued a cease-and-desist letter when it found that Oodle was re-posting some of its listings.