Online classifieds site Craigslist has dropped its Adult Services listings in the United States, apparently in response to pressure from attorneys general across the country, who sent the company a long letter Aug. 24.
Montana’s attorney general, Steve Bullock, signed that letter, along with 19 other attorneys general from across the country. In a statement released by his office today, Bullock said: “Ads for prostitution were rampant on this section of the website and I’m pleased that Craigslist has removed it — it’s a step in the right direction and the responsible thing to do.”
Instead of just removing the section, though, Craigslist has replaced the link with a black icon that reads “censored.” And they’re right. Good for them for not giving up quietly.