(Ping! Zine) – Craigslist’s director of customer service and law enforcement relations, William Clint Powell recently announced that Craigslist has removed its Adult Services section from the site for good. The announcement came during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
The removal of the controversial section comes after major political pressure, which views the section as a promoter of sex trafficking.
Craigslist officials have openly expressed their frustration. Sources from CBS News claim that Powell predicted that “those who formerly posted adult services ads on Craigslist will now advertise at countless other venues.”
Powell also went on to say “To our knowledge no other venue has adopted these best practices, and in fact very few venues have adopted more than one of these measures. Indeed, Craigslist has been one of the few bright spots and success stories in the critical fight against trafficking and child exploitation.”