58.com accuses prostitution ad of human error

China’s leading online recruiter 58.com has responded to a recent prostitution job ad on its website, saying it was an “operational error”, the Beijing Youth Daily reported on Wednesday. .

According to the company, its staff made a mistake by manually checking the ad after the illegal information was blocked by the system.

58.com deleted the post and suspended the account of the company that posted the ad. He also issued a disciplinary warning to the examiner, according to the report.

An online denunciation alerted the company on Tuesday to the prostitution recruitment announcement on its website. The advertisement showed that the employer, a hardware company, offered the job with a monthly salary of 4,000 ($574) to 5,000 yuan. 58.com reported the situation to the police the same day.

The illegal recruitment ad on the 58.com website that was reported by an Internet user.

According to business information provider Tianyancha, the company that posted the announcement is based in Linyi city in eastern China’s Shandong province.

The company official told Jimu News on Tuesday that he had not posted any job offers on the 58.com website and believed the company’s information had been misappropriated. The company has also reported the situation to the police and is cooperating with the investigation.

The Craigslist-style website, headquartered in Beijing, was established in December 2005. It offers free classified ad services to local communities.

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