Craiglist Censors Adult Services Ads

Craiglist has shut down its adult services section in the US, replacing the title with the term 'censored'.

The 'erotic' services section still remains active in other countries.

Craiglist is a US-based classified advertising website, founded in 1995, and has been operating in countries world wide since 2003.

The move to remove adverts for adult services has come following years of negotiations, requests and pressure to curb the advertisements for sexual services on the platform across all parts of the USA, tech news site PC World reports .

Last month, 17 state attorney generals sent an open letter to the website criticising the service. The letter demanded immediate shutdown of the adult services section.

“I'm very pleased by this very solid and significant apparent step in the right direction. I say apparent because we have received no definite or definitive word from Craigslist that the shutdown is permanent or complete," said Richard Blumenthal, attorney general of Connecticut, who led the 16 state attorney generals to sign the open letter against the service.