The erotic services category would be deleted next Wednesday, Craigslist said. Craigslist has been under increasing pressure from officials in several states, as violent crimes involving people who had made contact through the site made national headlines. Andrew M. Cuomo said in a statement. Jim Buckmaster, chief executive of Craigslist, said the move was not made under any legal pressure. Buckmaster said.
Craigslist shutdown its adult services listings on Friday replacing the link with a black bar with the word "censored" where the listings previously appeared. The move comes after years of pressure to remove the ads, including an open letter from 17 state attorneys general in late August. The letter said "sharp public criticism of craigslist's Adult Services section reflects a growing recognition that ads for prostitution -- including ads trafficking children -- are rampant on it. The letter wasn't Craigslist's first scuffle regarding sex-related ads. The site formerly had an "Erotic Services" section that was shut down in May It was pulled after law enforcement filed suit, claiming the classifieds facilitated prostitution, and after the alleged " Craigslist Killer " was arrested. The "Adult Services" section took its place shortly after.
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