Most Canadian Craigslist websites did not display the controversial 'erotic services' section on Saturday, Dec. The U. Blumenthal, who is also a U. Senator-elect, says Craigslist representatives confirmed to his office Tuesday that it had removed erotic services listings from hundreds of sites in dozens of other countries. Representatives of San Francisco-based Craigslist did not immediately return messages Tuesday about when the change went into effect. The removal was first reported on Wired magazine's website.
Blumenthal called the company's decision a victory against sexual exploitation of women and children, and against human trafficking connected to prostitution. Craigslist replaced the adult services section's link on United States sites with a black-and-white "censored" bar on Sept.
A Craigslist official told U. Craigslist, which is largely free, has been under prosecutors' scrutiny for years. It tried to police the postings on its adult services by charging a fee to post the and requiring them to be vetted and approved.
The section carried for a variety of erotic services, including personal massages and a night's companionship, which critics say veered into prostitution. The website has also come under increased scrutiny since the September jailhouse suicide of year-old Philip Markoff, a former Boston University student.
Rhode Island prosecutors also accused him of attacking a stripper. Reddit Share.
Markoff had met the women through for erotic services posted on Craigslist. Related Links Prostitution still on Canadian Craigslist sites. Craigslist pulls sex from Canadian sites.
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