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Craigslist removes ‘adult services’ category

Image of the changes Craigslist made to its adult services linkOnline 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.