Online-classifieds site Craigslist said May 13 that it will remove the "erotic services" category of advertisements from its U.S. web site within a week, after the site was criticized by law enforcement agencies as providing a forum for prostitution and other illegal activities, PC World reports. But Craigslist also has set up a new category, called "adult services," which will be open for postings by legal adult service providers. Postings to this new category will be manually reviewed before appearing on the site, to ensure compliance with Craigslist posting guidelines and terms of use. The decision was criticized by New York’s attorney general, Andrew Cuomo, who said he suspects the action will prove to be half-baked. Craigslist also has been under pressure from the attorney general for South Carolina, Henry McMaster, who wrote Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster earlier this month to tell him Craigslist has not installed sufficient safeguards to keep it from being used as a vehicle to advertise or solicit prostitution. The controversy over the "erotic services" section of Craigslist was kicked off by the alleged use of the section by a Boston University medical student to meet and rob women, one of whom was abducted and one of whom was murdered…

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