"Giving in to pressure from state Attorneys General in Illinois, Connecticut and Missouri, Craigslist has agreed to remove the Erotic Services section from its Web site. In its place will be a yet-unnamed adult section with more rigorous staff monitoring. The old section already required credit card verification due to an agreement with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and 40 state Attorneys General, and used a phone verification system before that. Those measure didn’t stop the pressure, with a lawsuit come from a Chicago sheriff’s department and possibly further legal action from South Carolina. Craigslist hasn’t spoken yet about the changes, but Illinois Attorney General Lisa Maddigan said Craigslist staff will hand-monitor each posting to the new section. Changes are set to take place within a week."
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