(WICHITA, Kan.) — Craigslist has apparently closed the adult services section of its website, two weeks after 17 state attorneys general demanded it shut down the section.
The link was replaced Saturday by a black and while "censored" logo.
Kansas Attorney General Steve Six was one of the 17 state AG's who pressed for the change.
Six says he is encouraged by this apparent step in eliminating the adult service section. "I hope this is a permanent step Craigslist has taken in response to our group of attorneys general, shining a spotlight on this dark corner on the Internet." Six says the adult services section enables the human trafficing of women and children.
In an Aug. 24 letter, the state attorneys general said Craigslist should remove the section because it couldn't adequately block potentially illegal ads promoting prostitution and child trafficking.
It's not clear if the website removed the section entirely or just temporarily. Regardless, local law enforcement is happy about the move.