Craigslist Confirms Discontinuation of ‘Adult Services’ Section


After shutting down its “Adult Services” section over Labor Day weekend (slapping a black label reading “censored” on the page) without warning or explanation, the site has officially announced that the section has been closed. At a House Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday regarding sex trafficking of minors, Craigslist director of customer and law enforcement relations William Powell confirmed the permanent closure: “Those who formerly posted ads in the adult services category will now have to advertise elsewhere, and in fact there is evidence that this process began immediately.” Probably over here! [NYT]