Advocates Want Craigslist To Drop Adult Services; What Do You Think? - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Advocates Want Craigslist To Drop Adult Services; What Do You Think?

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - National organizations are demanding that Craigslist remove its adult services section from its websites outside the U.S. after the company stopped posting the section on its U.S. site.

A statement released Tuesday by the Polaris Project, the Rebecca Project for Human Rights, the FAIR Fund, and Courtney's House  all anti-child trafficking groups  said more than 250 Craigslist
erotic pages remain active on the company's non-U.S. webpages.

Craigslist replaced the link to the adult services section with a "censored" bar Saturday after U.S. state attorneys general demanded its removal. They cited concerns that the website could
not adequately screen out illegal ads promoting prostitution and child trafficking. Craigslist has not returned calls seeking comment.
      

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