Craigslist 'pulls off explicit sex ads globally'

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New York, Dec 20 (ANI): Craigslist has apparently removed its controversial 'adult services' section worldwide following the shut down in the U.S. earlier this year.

According to, the highly criticized area of the San Fransisco-based Internet company, often-featured ads for sexual favors or escort services, which lawmakers and states attorneys maintained contributed to human trafficking and prostitution.

In an open letter from 17 state attorneys in late August, they urged Craigslist to heed to the increasing public criticism of the section and crimes committed by users of the service.

"No amount of money, however, can justify the scourge of illegal prostitution, and the suffering of the women and children who will continue to be victimized, in the market and trafficking provided by Craigslist," the New York Daily News quoted attorney generals as writing.

After years of complaints, the classified online ad website removed the section for its American visitors in September, but continued to operate elsewhere.

While advocates praised the company for removing it in the U.S., they still slammed the site for continuing operations abroad.

Now, it appears the controversial section of the website has disappeared across the globe. (ANI)

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