September 4th, 2010
08:18 AM ET

Craigslist 'adult services' ads disappear

Embattled online classified service Craigslist apparently made a change to its website early Saturday, censoring its adult services section.

The section that usually reads "adult services" was replaced by the word "censored."

It was not immediately clear whether Craigslist removed the adult services and replaced them with the "censored" section that had a link that was not active. But for users who accessed the account outside the U.S., the erotic services link was still active.

The website has been under fire for allegations that it promotes prostitution and sexual exploitation of children.


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  1. Randy

    This is a crock. Now the ads will just move to the personal section.

    September 4, 2010 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. Brock

    What a crock.

    September 4, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
    • TexVet

      It's a crock brock

      September 5, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jerry

    What about ? This is as bad. Thanks

    September 4, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ejhickey

    Censorship – 17

    Rule of law : 0

    freedom of the press- forget about it. you got the freedoms we give you

    September 4, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Angel Love

    What's the I see the same thing on casual encounters, wfm mfw, etc. etc., even in the GENEAL SECTION. Give me
    a old time profession always finds a way! LMAOROF! You need to wipe out all communications with anything that can suggest getting to gether. Just place regular ads, like to sell stuff and legal things, or peeps looking for legit work, handy men ,etc. This country is so stupid and all you news peeps are just as insane as the rest! LOL!! CL shouldn't even suggest a dating site, cause ya know it aint! Let the professional dating sites take care of that!

    September 4, 2010 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. antony

    This was great journalism. It is about getting the truth out. We need more journalists like her to step up and expose the truth. This is a plague and should be taken seriously. Her approach in my opinion iwas absolutley necessary! Well done girl!

    September 5, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  7. MaryB

    I'll just advertise on other sites, I'm already using

    September 5, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dawn Michelle

    Casual encounters should be removed. Don't believe go look at it!

    September 5, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Don

    its a start; the other adult sites should get on the perverbial bandwagon. But, they aren't.....

    September 5, 2010 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
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