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The online marketplace Craigslist has closed the controversial "adult services" listing in the US. The company has not said why it took the decision, but it has faced an ongoing barrage adult services listings criticism from attorneys general and advocacy groups.
The section has now been replaced with a black and white bar that reads "censored". An "erotic" service is still active outside the US. Last year adult services listings San Francisco based company removed its "erotic services" section and replaced it with a fee-based adult category in response to pressure from 40 state attorneys general.
In a May blog post, Craigslist chief executive Jim Buckmaster said Craigslist had "gone beyond fulfilling its legal obligations". The site was "a leader adult services listings the fight against human trafficking and exploitation," he said.
The listings came under renewed scrutiny after the suicide in prison last adult services listings of lietings former medical student who adult services listings awaiting trial in the killing of a masseuse he met through Craigslist.
In early August a paid advert appeared in the Washington Post from two women appealing for the closure of the adult services section. Listiings said she had been forced into prostitution at the age of 11, with the jobs organised through Craigslist.
And last week in a servuces letter to Craigslist, 17 adult services listings general said women and children would "continue to be victimised in the market and trafficking provided by Craigslist". The latest move by Craigslist to close down the service was welcomed by Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, a persistent critic of both the erotic and adult listings.
And at Wired, Evan Hansen said: The root of these issues - and their solutions - lie in adult services listings realm of public policy, not web sites. Lisings 1, people have fled their homes in Whaley Bridge, fearing the reservoir will flood the town. Image caption Craigslist was started in as adult services listings hobby by founder Craig Newmark The online marketplace Craigslist has closed the controversial "adult services" listing in the US.
They have claimed the listing was a virtual tool for pimps and prostitutes. A statement from Craigslist executives is expected in the coming days.
The online marketplace Craigslist has closed the controversial "adult services" listing in the US. The company has not said why it took the. Craigslist has confirmed that it removed its controversial adult services section from its international sites, Connecticut's attorney general said. Earlier this month, online classifieds service Craigslist unilaterally removed adult services from its listings amid growing political turmoil that the.
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