Craigslist Says It Won't Resume Adult Services
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Craigslist official is telling lawmakers that the classified ad website has no plans to resume the adult services section it shut down earlier this month. He's also defending the company's efforts to stop the sexual exploitation of minors.
But William Clinton Powell also told a House Judiciary Committee panel that people seeking to advertise adult or sexual services will now simply migrate to other Internet sites.
Use of the Internet to exploit children for sexual purposes was a major theme of the hearing on minors caught up in the commercial sex industry in the United States. Witnesses said at least 100,000 minors are exploited every year.
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