Craigslist's Founder Speaks At Memorial Service For Victim Of A "Craigslist Murderer"

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Over the weekend Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist, spoke at the memorial service for Katherine Olson, the woman murdered after answering a false ad seeking a nanny.

It was a culminiation of sorts of the intense pressure Craigslist finds itself under now, as publicity-hungry elected law-enforcement officials continue their crusade against the company.

"I am really, really humbled and really honored to have been invited here today to speak at this tribute to Katherine, extended by the whole Olson family," Newmark told the crowd. "I was personally sickened and horrified when I heard about this tragedy. I started Craigslist around 14 years ago as a way to give back to the community."

A slideshow of the event can be seen here.


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