Craigslist apparently pulls "erotic services" section

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) - There has been no official word from Craigslist, but it appears the company has yanked prostitution ads from its Canadian websites.

The move comes after months of lobbying from Canadian politicians.  When you log on to the site, the "erotic services" section did not appear on most of its Canadian home-pages, including the Vancouver site.

Crisis worker Alice Lee with the Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter calls it a positive first step.  "It's true there are other websites, however Craigslist is the biggest and the most popular.  And it makes it very easy for traffickers and pimps to sell women and children."   

The federal government is happy with the move.  But after a detailed search, some recently posted erotic ads still pop up, only they're listed under a different category.